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James Thompson
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1845 to 1860
Overall record: +7 -20 =1 (26.8%)*
   * 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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Last updated: 2017-10-09 07:17:19

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Vezin vs James Thompson 1-0221845PhiladelphiaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. James Thompson vs C Mead  ½-½401857New York mC52 Evans Gambit
3. James Thompson vs Morphy 0-1261857New OrleansC51 Evans Gambit
4. James Thompson vs C Mead 1-0381857New York mC52 Evans Gambit
5. James Thompson vs Morphy 0-1281857New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
6. James Thompson vs C Mead 0-1271857New York mC52 Evans Gambit
7. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-04818571st American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
8. James Thompson vs Morphy 0-12118571st American Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
9. James Thompson vs Morphy 0-1421857New YorkC52 Evans Gambit
10. James Thompson vs Morphy 0-14618571st American Chess CongressC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0261859New York000 Chess variants
12. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0381859Thompson vs Morphy Casual (Knight Odds)000 Chess variants
13. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0171859New York000 Chess variants
14. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0161859New York000 Chess variants
15. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0241859New York000 Chess variants
16. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1301859New York000 Chess variants
17. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1321859New York USA000 Chess variants
18. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1311859New York m000 Chess variants
19. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0511859New York m000 Chess variants
20. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0341859New York m000 Chess variants
21. Morphy vs James Thompson 1-0311859New York m000 Chess variants
22. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1291859New York m000 Chess variants
23. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1461859New York m000 Chess variants
24. James Thompson vs J A Leonard  0-1271860New YorkC21 Center Game
25. Morphy vs James Thompson 0-1771860After 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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  Tabanus: New York Herald, 3 Dec 1870:

<Mr. James Thompson, a well known citizen of New York, died, after a lingering illness, yesterday, at his residence, No. 4 Forty-eight street, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. He was born in England, and came to this country, accompanied by his father, at the age of thirteen. After having completed his education at Baltimore, he settled early in life in New York, and by industry and perseverance, aided by superior business abilities and by directing his energies in one direction, he rose to a high degree of eminence as a merchant and accumulated considerable wealth. He was distinguished for his great ability as a chess player. He used to spend much of his leisure time over the chess board, and became one of the most celebrated players in America. He died sincerely regretted by his friends and mourned by his relatives.>

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