Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  19  2159 (132) 1
1838  20  2178 (130) 0
1839  25  2197 (128) 0
1840  24  2215 (125) 0
1841  27  2234 (122) 0
1842  35  2253 (119) 0
1843  39  2272 (115) 0
1844  38  2290 (110) 0
1845  37  2309 (106) 0
1846  41  2328 (100) 5
1847  35  2352 (93) 5
1848  31  2379 (86) 0
1849  30  2405 (77) 3
1850  27  2420 (71) 0
1851  30  2435 (62) 0
1852  23  2450 (49) 49
1853  32  2420 (62) 0
1854  34  2389 (70) 0
1855  45  2358 (76) 1
1856  59  2331 (82) 0
1857  68  2305 (86) 1
1858  77  2291 (91) 0
1859  90  2277 (95) 0
1860  103  2264 (97) 0
1861  108  2250 (99) 0
1862  105  2237 (101) 0
1863  108  2223 (101) 0
1864  126  2210 (101) 0
1865  126  2196 (100) 0
1866  147  2183 (98) 2
1867  143  2183 (101) 0
1868  138  2184 (102) 1
1869  143  2172 (106) 0
1870  155  2160 (109) 0
1871  161  2148 (112) 0
1872  169  2136 (113) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Donaldson, John  
   Also known as: Rev. John Donaldson; Delta
Born: 27 Mar. 1817
Died: 19 Apr. 1892
 
Notes:
Not to be confused with James Donaldson, who played in the London-Edinburgh correspondence match in the 1820s.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 10, 14, 40
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 96
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 143
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page lxviii, xxvi
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 192
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lx
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 9
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 140
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1863, page supp.2
   [CPC], vol. 12, Sep. 1851, page 282
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPM], vol. 2, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 2, June 1866, page 110
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Fld], 24 May 1873
   [ILN], vol. 11, 24 July 1847, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 21, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 67, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 69, 4 Nov. 1876, page 446
   [NR], vol. 1, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
   [WP], vol. 6, 1 May 1873, page 2
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Gerolamo Tassinari]

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

de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. - Donaldson, Jo. 1837         (c)     1   -   0      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of a rook
Donaldson, Ja. - Donaldson, Jo. 1846         (c)     3   -   2
Bell, J.G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1847         (f)     3   -   2
Evans, W.D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     1   -   1
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (1)         (c)     8.5   -   6.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852         (c)     15   -   15
Donaldson, Jo. - Bell, H.G. 1852         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Donaldson, Jo. - Reid (3) 1853         (c)     1   -   0      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of a rook
Tassinari, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1855         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Salmon, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1868         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Murray, A.K. 1872         (c)     1   -   1      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of pawn and move
Donaldson, Jo. - James (1) 1877         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, G.B.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 25 Jun. 2019