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James Thompson
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1845 to 1883
Overall record: +7 -20 =2 (27.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-23-1804, died Dec-02-1870, 66 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality United States of America)

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James Thompson was one of the strongest chess players in New York in his day. He formed the New York Chess Club in 1839. He was born in London and died in New York City.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Vezin vs J Thompson 1-022 1845 PhiladelphiaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. J Thompson vs Morphy 0-128 1857 New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
3. J Thompson vs C Mead 0-127 1857 New York mC52 Evans Gambit
4. J Thompson vs C Mead  ½-½40 1857 New York mC52 Evans Gambit
5. J Thompson vs Morphy 0-126 1857 New OrleansC51 Evans Gambit
6. J Thompson vs C Mead 1-038 1857 New York mC52 Evans Gambit
7. J Thompson vs Morphy 0-121 1857 1st American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-048 1857 1st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
9. J Thompson vs Morphy 0-142 1857 New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
10. J Thompson vs Morphy 0-146 1857 1st American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-024 1859 New York000 Chess variants
12. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-130 1859 New York000 Chess variants
13. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-132 1859 New York USA000 Chess variants
14. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-026 1859 New York000 Chess variants
15. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-038 1859 Thompson vs Morphy Casual (Knight Odds)000 Chess variants
16. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-017 1859 New York000 Chess variants
17. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-016 1859 New York000 Chess variants
18. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-131 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
19. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-031 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
20. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-129 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
21. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-051 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
22. Morphy vs J Thompson 1-034 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
23. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-146 1859 New York m000 Chess variants
24. J Thompson vs J A Leonard  0-127 1860 New YorkC21 Center Game
25. Morphy vs J Thompson 0-177 1860 After a Vacation in Newport000 Chess variants
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Premium Chessgames Member Is this the same fellow as J C Thompson ?
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  Honza Cervenka: I think so. Steinitz played during 1880s many casual games with some Morphy's friends like James McConnell or Charles Maurian. He also played some games with "Mr. Thompson". I don't know it for certain, but it is very probable that Steinitz's opponent Thompson was James Thompson.
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  Calli: James Thompson was born 1804 and died in 1870. Not the same Thompson that Steinitz played. Okay, so I'm two years late with the answer!
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