James Moore Hanham
Number of games in database: 96
Years covered: 1886 to 1906
Overall record: +28 -45 =18 (40.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1901 0-1
J M Hanham vs Taubenhaus, 1889 1-0
J M Hanham vs Taubenhaus, 1889 1/2-1/2
D G Baird vs J M Hanham, 1889 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
2nd City Chess Club Tournament (1894)
1st City Chess Club Tournament (1893)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
New York 1893, The Impromtu Tournament by Calli
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|JAMES MOORE HANHAM
(born Jan-04-1840, died Dec-30-1923, 83 years old) United States of America
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|James Moore Hanham was born in Woodville, Mississippi. Despite his Southern origins, he fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War and was promoted to major in the U.S. Army. He saw action at Fort Pickens and Baton Rouge. After the Civil War, he moved to Manhattan. In 1885, he took 2nd place at the 7th Manhattan Chess Club championship. In 1885, he took 2nd in the 8th Manhattan Chess Club championship. In 1888, he tied for 2nd-3rd in the 1st United States Chess Association tournament in Cincinnati, won by Jackson Whipps Showalter. He reintroduced at the New York tournament 1889 the "Lord Variation" with the idea of maintaining a strong defensive center.
This variation reached by 1.e4 e5 2.f3 d6 3.d4 bd7, and known today as the "Hanham Variation" after him, has become one of the main lines of the Philidor Defense (C41). In 1891, he won the New York State Chess Association championship. He died in Manhattan, at age 83 the oldest player of master rank in the United States. |
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