Elson, Jacob




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  64  2333 (76) 19
1860  53  2369 (69) 2
1861  47  2391 (61) 8
1862  43  2381 (61) 13
1863  40  2376 (68) 0
1864  43  2372 (72) 0
1865  45  2367 (73) 0
1866  51  2362 (73) 0
1867  50  2358 (69) 2
1868  51  2347 (66) 1
1869  51  2346 (60) 13
1870  49  2361 (54) 45
1871  43  2375 (61) 0
1872  41  2390 (63) 0
1873  30  2405 (62) 0
1874  29  2420 (56) 0
1875  32  2434 (44) 25
1876  32  2424 (43) 30
1877  35  2421 (55) 0
1878  35  2418 (62) 0
1879  38  2415 (64) 0
1880  42  2412 (62) 3
1881  47  2420 (62) 0
1882  48  2427 (58) 10
1883  51  2429 (60) 5
1884  52  2429 (63) 6
1885  55  2418 (71) 0
1886  62  2407 (77) 0
1887  70  2396 (80) 0
1888  73  2385 (82) 0
1889  86  2374 (82) 2
1890  89  2362 (86) 0
1891  105  2351 (88) 0
1892  119  2339 (89) 0
1893  125  2328 (89) 0
1894  135  2316 (87) 0
1895  145  2305 (85) 1
1896  156  2297 (83) 1
1897  165  2287 (83) 4
1898  188  2268 (87) 2
1899  219  2248 (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