O'Sullivan, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1838  24  2155 (116) 3
1839  28  2171 (114) 0
1840  33  2186 (112) 0
1841  36  2202 (109) 0
1842  43  2218 (106) 0
1843  45  2234 (102) 0
1844  43  2250 (97) 0
1845  48  2266 (91) 8
1846  53  2257 (93) 0
1847  60  2249 (94) 0
1848  55  2240 (95) 0
1849  78  2232 (94) 0
1850  78  2223 (92) 0
1851  86  2215 (89) 0
1852  81  2207 (85) 0
1853  90  2198 (80) 0
1854  93  2190 (73) 5
1855  103  2183 (71) 27

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: O'Sullivan, John L.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Chess Monthly of Mar. 1860 (p.85) has 'J.S. O'Sullivan'. The Era of 9 Nov. 1862 (p.13) has 'Colonel Sulivan late American Ambassador at the Court of Lisbon'. I presume that this should be Colonel O'Sullivan.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 101, 109
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 402
   Kieseritzky, Cinquante Parties, page 12
Periodicals
   [BLL], 12 July 1840, page 2
   [BLL], 23 July 1843, page 2
   [BLL], 14 Dec. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 24 Jan. 1847, page 8
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 11, Nov. 1860, page 352
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 1843, page 248
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 12, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1864, page 13
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 875, 1 July 1855, page 10
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1158, 2 Dec. 1860, page 13
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1259, 9 Nov. 1862, page 13
   [FLIN], 19 Jan. 1856
   [FLIN], 2 Feb. 1856
   [FLIN], 4 Oct. 1856
   [ILN], vol. 7, no. 187, 29 Nov. 1845, page 352
   [ILN], vol. 35, no. 1000, 29 Oct. 1859, page 428
   [NR], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1860, page 10, 30
   [NR], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1861, page 123
   [NYSP], 27 Oct. 1860
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 11, 15 Nov. 1845, page 524
   [SoT], 14 Feb. 1846

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

Picquet, A.F. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1838         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
O'Sullivan, J.L. - Spreckley, G.S. 1845         (s)     1   -   1
O'Sullivan, J.L. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1845         (c)     1   -   0
Horwitz, B. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1845         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Pulling, W. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1845         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - O'Sullivan, J.L. 1855         (f)     22.5   -   4.5

Tournament data

New York 1854     New York Chess Club Tournament    
  O'Sullivan, J.L. - Loyd, T.     2 - 3    


Player information updated: 27 Oct. 2019