Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  19  2156 (132) 1
1838  20  2174 (130) 0
1839  25  2193 (127) 0
1840  24  2211 (125) 0
1841  27  2230 (122) 0
1842  36  2249 (118) 0
1843  39  2267 (115) 0
1844  38  2286 (110) 0
1845  36  2305 (105) 0
1846  41  2323 (100) 5
1847  35  2347 (93) 5
1848  31  2374 (86) 0
1849  31  2400 (76) 3
1850  28  2419 (71) 0
1851  32  2437 (62) 0
1852  21  2455 (49) 49
1853  30  2425 (62) 0
1854  36  2395 (70) 0
1855  43  2365 (76) 1
1856  55  2338 (82) 0
1857  69  2312 (86) 1
1858  76  2298 (91) 0
1859  92  2284 (95) 0
1860  97  2270 (97) 0
1861  106  2256 (99) 0
1862  107  2242 (101) 0
1863  108  2228 (101) 0
1864  120  2214 (101) 0
1865  124  2200 (100) 0
1866  143  2187 (98) 2
1867  139  2187 (101) 0
1868  137  2188 (102) 1
1869  141  2175 (106) 0
1870  153  2163 (109) 0
1871  158  2151 (112) 0
1872  170  2139 (114) 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