Elson, Jacob




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  66  2332 (76) 19
1860  55  2368 (69) 2
1861  48  2390 (61) 8
1862  44  2380 (61) 13
1863  41  2375 (68) 0
1864  44  2370 (72) 0
1865  47  2365 (73) 0
1866  53  2360 (73) 0
1867  53  2355 (69) 2
1868  54  2343 (66) 1
1869  57  2342 (60) 13
1870  54  2356 (54) 45
1871  50  2369 (61) 0
1872  46  2383 (63) 0
1873  37  2396 (62) 0
1874  35  2410 (56) 0
1875  38  2423 (44) 25
1876  38  2415 (43) 30
1877  39  2413 (55) 0
1878  40  2410 (62) 0
1879  45  2408 (64) 0
1880  49  2406 (62) 3
1881  56  2413 (62) 0
1882  55  2420 (58) 10
1883  55  2424 (60) 5
1884  53  2424 (63) 6
1885  60  2414 (71) 0
1886  67  2403 (76) 0
1887  75  2392 (80) 0
1888  79  2381 (82) 0
1889  88  2370 (82) 2
1890  92  2359 (86) 0
1891  110  2347 (88) 0
1892  123  2336 (89) 0
1893  131  2325 (89) 0
1894  141  2314 (87) 0
1895  153  2302 (85) 1
1896  164  2294 (83) 1
1897  170  2284 (83) 4
1898  199  2266 (87) 2
1899  226  2245 (93) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Elson, Jacob  
Born: 8 Apr. 1839
Died: 28 Jan. 1909
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 107
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 88, 89, 104
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 99
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 117
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 319, 402
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 385
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 11
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 46, 77, 366
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 107
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. III, page 101
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 31, 21 Dec. 1871, page 2
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Jan. 1858, page 26
   [CMNY], vol. 4, Sep. 1860, page 280
   [CPQC], vol. 1, May 1868, page 54
   [CW], vol. 3, Dec. 1867, page 322
   [Era], vol. 31, 28 Mar. 1869, page 4
   [Era], vol. 32, 8 May 1870, page 7
   [Era], vol. 34, 21 Jan. 1872, page 14
   [FLIN], 11 June 1859
   [ILN], vol. 60, 13 Jan. 1872, page 51
   [ILN], vol. 66, 12 June 1875, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 69, 9 Sep. 1876, page 255
   [NYC], 15 Dec. 1860
   [NYC], 2 May 1868
   [PDEB], 12 Nov. 1869
   [SoT], 23 Dec. 1871
   [TFF], 22 Dec. 1871
Web
   Brennen, Neil R.  [Chess Reconstruction: Jacob Elson in Memphis]
   Sericano, C.  [Philadelphia 1876]

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

Newman, L.C. - Elson, J. 1859 (1)         (c)     3   -   3      Newman, L.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Newman, L.C. - Elson, J. 1859 (2)         (c)     8   -   5      Newman, L.C. gave odds of the move
Elson, J. - Thompson, J. (1) 1860         (c)     2   -   0
Leonard, J.A. - Elson, J. 1861         (c)     4   -   4
Reichhelm, G.C. - Elson, J. 1862         (f)     8   -   5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1867         (c)     1   -   1
Elson, J. - Congdon, J.A. 1868         (f)     0   -   1      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   2.5
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   0.5
Elson, J. - Mason, Ja. 1870         (c)     1   -   0
Elson, J. - Wernich, H. 1870         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Delmar, E. (1) - Elson, J. 1870         (f)     3   -   2
Elson, J. - Congdon, J.A. 1870         (f)     5   -   7      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Maurice (1) 1870 (1)         (f)     2   -   0
Elson, J. - Maurice (1) 1870 (2)         (f)     4.5   -   5.5      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Hicken, F.A. 1870         (f)     7   -   5      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Delmar, E. (1) 1875         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Mason, Ja. - Elson, J. 1875         (c)     5.5   -   2.5
Bird, H.E. - Elson, J. 1876         (c)     6   -   1
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1876         (c)     5.5   -   0.5
Sellman, A.G. - Elson, J. 1880         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - Elson, J. 1880         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Elson, J. 1883         (c)     2   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Bird, H.E. - Elson, J. 1889         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     37.5  /  52
Philadelphia 1876     4th American Chess Congress     8  /  14
  Elson, J. - Davidson, H. (1)     2 - 1    
Philadelphia 1882     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     7  /  10
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Davidson, H. (1)     0.5 - 1.5    
Philadelphia 1884 (1)     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     5.5  /  7
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Elson, J. - Gedalia, C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1896 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Simonson, G.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1897 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Elson, J. - Boice, W.S.     1 - 0    
  Elson, J. - Rhoads, J.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Elson, J. - Barrett, S.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia and New York 1897     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Elson, J. - Halpern, J.C.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1898 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Elson, J. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
  Elson, J. - Barclay, A.C.     1 - 0    
  Elson, J. - Roeske, J.F.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Elson, J. - Rocamora, S.R.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020