Finch, John


Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1849  103  1990 (164) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Finch, John  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Di Felice has John Finch, but La Grande Storia degli Scacchi has James Gayler Finch. However, the latter seems to have been born in 1840 (see http://www.franziska-iseli.ch/cgi/twiki/bin/view/PCCC/ComposersNamesInVariousAlphabetsF). In 'The First American Chess Congress' (p.401), Fiske gives 'I. Finch' if this is the same person. Staunton has 'John Finch' in the Chess Player's Chronicle of Mar. 1849 (p.66).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 401, 533
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 66
   Walker, Chess Studies, page 43
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 43
Periodicals
   [BLL], 16 Oct. 1836, page 4
   [BLL], 25 Feb. 1838, page 4
   [BLL], 28 Aug. 1842, page 2
   [BLL], 17 Jan. 1847, page 8
   [CP], vol. 2, 8 May 1852, page 152
   [CPC], vol. 10, Mar. 1849, page 66
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 205
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London, Ries' Divan 1849]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]

Tournament data

London 1849     Ries' Divan tournament    
  Finch, J. - Medley, J.R.     1 - 2