Mortimer, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  141  2182 (75) 11
1863  128  2204 (70) 1
1864  117  2231 (64) 11
1865  117  2237 (63) 9
1866  123  2234 (65) 0
1867  120  2232 (62) 10
1868  131  2224 (67) 0
1869  137  2217 (69) 13
1870  134  2216 (76) 0
1871  139  2216 (81) 0
1872  142  2216 (84) 0
1873  140  2216 (86) 0
1874  142  2215 (87) 0
1875  147  2215 (86) 0
1876  136  2215 (84) 0
1877  129  2215 (81) 0
1878  137  2215 (76) 0
1879  138  2214 (70) 4
1880  140  2220 (66) 0
1881  154  2225 (59) 6
1882  154  2234 (55) 0
1883  162  2242 (45) 30
1884  179  2244 (47) 0
1885  181  2246 (39) 21
1886  174  2255 (34) 45
1887  190  2243 (39) 9
1888  157  2284 (33) 51
1889  162  2281 (37) 15
1890  139  2299 (35) 32
1891  156  2290 (38) 19
1892  192  2266 (42) 11
1893  187  2265 (44) 1
1894  184  2269 (35) 74
1895  232  2236 (44) 0
1896  265  2203 (41) 25
1897  289  2186 (51) 0
1898  321  2170 (53) 2
1899  355  2157 (52) 0
1900  380  2145 (44) 22
1901  394  2141 (40) 17
1902  441  2123 (36) 39
1903  422  2137 (36) 20
1904  429  2147 (31) 59
1905  444  2145 (38) 15
1906  470  2135 (40) 11
1907  491  2127 (35) 45
1908  487  2136 (37) 19
1909  618  2092 (40) 17
1910  659  2065 (42) 17
1911  772  2028 (50) 16

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Mortimer, James  
Born: 22 Apr. 1833
Died: 24 Feb. 1911
 
Notes:
Golombek has birth date 02-04-1833. Gaige has birth date 22-04-1833. Hilbert reports an alterate birth date of 22-04-1832 given in the British Chess Magazine of 1905, but thinks Gaige probably correct. Sergeant also gives 22-04-1832.
 
References
Books
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 307
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 312
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 89
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 324, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 291
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 205
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 105
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 231, 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 95, 255, 269
   Hilbert, Napier, page 132
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 92
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 218
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 264
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 315, 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 154, 255
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 183
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 87
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 218
   Zavatarelli, Gloomy Fate of Arthur Towle Marriott, page 95
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 187
Periodicals
   [NR], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1862, page 8
   [PF], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1865, page 355
Web
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [James Mortimer]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Discart, F.F. - Mortimer, J. 1862         (c)     10   -   1
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1864         (f)     7   -   4
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1865         (f)     5   -   2
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1867         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     5   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Mortimer, J. 1869         (c)     2   -   1
Beskrovny, M.S. - Mortimer, J. 1879         (c)     2   -   2
Barnes, A.P. - Mortimer, J. 1881         (c)     3   -   3
Mortimer, J. - Hunter, A. 1888         (f)     5   -   3
Gunsberg, I.A. - Mortimer, J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Albin, A. - Mortimer, J. 1894         (c)     54   -   20
Trenchard, H.W. - Mortimer, J. 1896         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Jones, Ed.O. - Mortimer, J. 1901         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1903         (f)     4   -   0
Leonhardt, P.S. - Mortimer, J. 1904         (f)     6.5   -   1.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1905         (f)     4   -   0

Tournament data

Paris 1863     Café de la Régence Grand Tournoi    
  Mortimer, J. - Guibert, A.M.     0 - 1    
Paris 1865     Grand tournoi de la Régence    
  Mortimer, J. - Duclos, E.P.     1 - 0          Mortimer, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Mortimer, J. - Rosenthal, S.     0 - 1    
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     5  /  30
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     5  /  6
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     6  /  15
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     4  /  12
London, England 1886 (8)     British Chess Club Triangular Tournament     17  /  33
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     0  /  9
London, England 1888 (7)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     7.5  /  14
London, England 1888 (8)     British Chess Club Handicap     6.5  /  14
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     5.5  /  16
London, England 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     3  /  10
London, England 1890 (3)     British Chess Club - Manchester Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Miniati, N.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (4)     Simpson's Divan Handicap     5.5  /  12
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     8.5  /  19
London, England 1891 (2)     British Chess Club - City of London Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Zangwill, L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1891 (7)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney - Summer     5.5  /  9
London, England 1891 (8)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney     4  /  9
London, England 1892 (4)     7th British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     3.5  /  11
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Bilborough, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Cole, H.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (6)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     4  /  11
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Gattie, W.M.     1 - 0    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Ballard, W.R.     0 - 1    
Paris 1900     Paris International Tournament     3  /  18
London, England 1900 (2)     Simpson's Divan Tourney     0.5  /  4
Folkestone 1901 (1)     3nd Kent County Chess Association Congress - Section I     2  /  5
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     1  /  19
Tunbridge Wells 1902     4th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  9
Norwich, Norfolk 1902     Southern Counties Chess Union Tournament     2.5  /  11
Canterbury 1903     5th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  8
Plymouth 1903 (2)     Southern Counties Chess Union Congress - Class I, Section B     4.5  /  8
Brighton 1904     Brighton Tournament     5  /  8
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     4  /  16
Hastings 1904 (1)     London League - Three Unions Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Brown, Fred     0 - 1    
Hastings 1904 (5)     1st British Chess Federation Congress - 1st Class Amateur Section B     3.5  /  9
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     3.5  /  17
Southport 1905 (3)     2nd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section A     6.5  /  10
London, England 1905 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Hamond, F.E.     0 - 1    
Shrewsbury 1906 (3)     3rd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class Amateur Tournament     7  /  11
Ostend 1907 (3)     Ostend Master Tournament     5  /  28
London, England 1907 (6)     17th City of London Club Championship     4  /  17
London, England 1908     18th City of London Club Championship     10  /  19
London, England 1909 (2)     19th City of London Club Championship     5  /  17
London, England 1910 (2)     20th City of London Club Championship     6  /  17
London, England 1911 (2)     21st City of London Club Championship     2.5  /  16


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022