Elson, Jacob




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  65  2335 (77) 19
1860  53  2371 (69) 2
1861  44  2394 (62) 8
1862  42  2384 (61) 13
1863  38  2381 (68) 0
1864  42  2377 (73) 0
1865  43  2374 (74) 0
1866  48  2371 (74) 0
1867  49  2367 (72) 2
1868  49  2359 (69) 0
1869  46  2351 (64) 12
1870  48  2357 (60) 31
1871  44  2373 (64) 0
1872  42  2388 (65) 0
1873  32  2404 (63) 0
1874  31  2420 (57) 0
1875  31  2435 (44) 25
1876  32  2424 (43) 30
1877  35  2421 (55) 0
1878  35  2418 (62) 0
1879  38  2415 (64) 0
1880  43  2412 (62) 3
1881  47  2419 (62) 0
1882  49  2426 (58) 10
1883  51  2428 (60) 5
1884  53  2427 (63) 6
1885  59  2416 (71) 0
1886  63  2404 (77) 0
1887  72  2393 (80) 0
1888  79  2381 (82) 0
1889  87  2369 (82) 2
1890  91  2357 (86) 0
1891  107  2345 (88) 0
1892  121  2333 (89) 0
1893  129  2321 (89) 0
1894  141  2309 (87) 0
1895  151  2297 (85) 1
1896  161  2289 (83) 1
1897  169  2280 (83) 4
1898  198  2261 (87) 2
1899  220  2240 (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
   [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
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   2.5
Whiteman, J.G. - Elson, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     0.5   -   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. - Hicken, F.A. 1870         (f)     7   -   5      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Maurice (1) 1870         (f)     4.5   -   5.5      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: 15 Jan. 2020