Murphy, Joseph




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1855  87  2255 (81) 10
1856  93  2254 (87) 0
1857  100  2254 (92) 0
1858  102  2253 (95) 0
1859  111  2252 (98) 0
1860  114  2252 (100) 0
1861  120  2251 (101) 0
1862  115  2250 (101) 0
1863  108  2250 (101) 0
1864  112  2249 (100) 0
1865  109  2248 (99) 0
1866  120  2248 (96) 0
1867  111  2247 (93) 0
1868  114  2246 (89) 0
1869  115  2246 (83) 7
1870  134  2224 (89) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Murphy, Joseph B.  
   Also known as: Dr. Murphy
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Is the 'S.B. Murphy' at the Yorkshire meeting of 1852 (Chess Player's Chronicle, 1852, p.343) an error for 'J.B. Murphy'?
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 965
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 148
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 4
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 288, 325
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 2390, 8 Feb. 1868, page 9
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 6, June 1854, page 171
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 7, July 1864, page 218
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1867, page 52
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 1867, page 120
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 254
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 2, May 1868, page 37, 52
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 3, 18 July 1868, page 83
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 4, Nov. 1868, page 100
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 5, Feb. 1869, page 144, 153
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 9, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [Era], vol. 16, no. 834, 17 Sep. 1854, page 7
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 837, 8 Oct. 1854, page 6
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1169, 17 Feb. 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1349, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 53, no. 1513, 28 Nov. 1868, page 531
   [ILN], vol. 57, no. 1607, 6 Aug. 1870, page 155
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 28, 1 Aug. 1870, page 54, 57

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Lowenthal, J.J. - Murphy, J.B. 1855         (f)     5.5   -   4.5      Lowenthal, J.J. gave odds of pawn and two moves

Tournament data

London, England 1869 (1)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Murphy, J.B. - Green, V.     1 - 0    
  Murphy, J.B. - Chinnery, W.M.     1 - 0    
  Murphy, J.B. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Murphy, J.B. - Wisker, J.     0.5 - 1.5    
London, England 1869 (4)     Mongredien Prize Tournament    
  Murphy, J.B. - Franklin, W.L.     1 - 0    
  Murphy, J.B. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Murphy, J.B. - Frankenstein, E.N.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 22 Aug. 2023