Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  21  2150 (132) 1
1838  22  2168 (130) 0
1839  27  2187 (127) 0
1840  31  2205 (125) 0
1841  34  2224 (122) 0
1842  43  2242 (118) 0
1843  44  2261 (114) 0
1844  42  2279 (110) 0
1845  41  2298 (105) 0
1846  46  2316 (100) 5
1847  39  2340 (93) 5
1848  35  2367 (85) 0
1849  35  2393 (76) 3
1850  28  2411 (70) 0
1851  34  2429 (62) 0
1852  24  2447 (48) 49
1853  37  2416 (61) 0
1854  43  2386 (70) 0
1855  52  2355 (75) 1
1856  64  2327 (81) 0
1857  80  2299 (84) 1
1858  88  2281 (88) 0
1859  101  2262 (91) 0
1860  117  2244 (93) 0
1861  125  2226 (94) 0
1862  128  2208 (94) 2
1863  129  2198 (96) 0
1864  138  2188 (97) 0
1865  142  2178 (96) 0
1866  154  2168 (95) 2
1867  151  2170 (98) 0
1868  147  2171 (100) 1
1869  155  2159 (104) 0
1870  166  2148 (107) 0
1871  173  2136 (110) 0
1872  181  2125 (112) 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, no. 9, Sep. 1851, page 282
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 7, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 4, June 1866, page 110
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1243, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Fld], 24 May 1873
   [ILN], vol. 11, no. 273, 24 July 1847, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 567, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 570, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1878, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1945, 4 Nov. 1876, page 446
   [NR], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
   [WP], vol. 6, no. 1, 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
Dubois, S. - Donaldson, Jo. 1862         (c)     2   -   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: 6 Mar. 2021