Elson, Jacob




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  66  2334 (76) 19
1860  55  2370 (69) 2
1861  47  2391 (61) 8
1862  44  2381 (61) 13
1863  40  2376 (68) 0
1864  44  2371 (72) 0
1865  47  2366 (73) 0
1866  52  2361 (73) 0
1867  51  2356 (69) 2
1868  52  2345 (66) 1
1869  56  2344 (60) 13
1870  52  2357 (54) 45
1871  48  2371 (61) 0
1872  45  2384 (63) 0
1873  36  2398 (62) 0
1874  33  2411 (56) 0
1875  37  2425 (44) 25
1876  38  2416 (43) 30
1877  38  2414 (55) 0
1878  39  2412 (62) 0
1879  43  2410 (64) 0
1880  48  2407 (62) 3
1881  54  2415 (62) 0
1882  53  2422 (58) 10
1883  55  2426 (60) 5
1884  53  2427 (63) 6
1885  59  2416 (71) 0
1886  66  2405 (76) 0
1887  73  2394 (80) 0
1888  77  2383 (82) 0
1889  86  2372 (82) 2
1890  90  2361 (86) 0
1891  108  2350 (88) 0
1892  122  2339 (89) 0
1893  128  2327 (89) 0
1894  136  2316 (87) 0
1895  149  2305 (85) 1
1896  158  2297 (83) 1
1897  166  2287 (83) 4
1898  193  2269 (87) 2
1899  221  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