Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  19  2159 (132) 1
1838  20  2178 (130) 0
1839  25  2196 (127) 0
1840  25  2215 (125) 0
1841  28  2233 (122) 0
1842  35  2252 (118) 0
1843  39  2270 (115) 0
1844  38  2289 (110) 0
1845  39  2307 (105) 0
1846  40  2326 (100) 5
1847  33  2350 (93) 5
1848  29  2376 (86) 0
1849  31  2402 (77) 3
1850  29  2417 (71) 0
1851  28  2432 (62) 0
1852  23  2447 (48) 49
1853  32  2417 (62) 0
1854  35  2387 (70) 0
1855  43  2356 (76) 1
1856  57  2330 (82) 0
1857  64  2303 (86) 1
1858  73  2290 (91) 0
1859  84  2277 (95) 0
1860  91  2264 (98) 0
1861  97  2250 (100) 0
1862  96  2237 (101) 0
1863  96  2224 (101) 0
1864  102  2211 (101) 0
1865  107  2197 (101) 0
1866  119  2184 (99) 2
1867  120  2185 (102) 0
1868  116  2185 (103) 1
1869  115  2172 (107) 0
1870  134  2158 (110) 0
1871  135  2145 (113) 0
1872  147  2131 (115) 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
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 96
   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
   [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
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 Mar. 2017