McRae, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  265  1934 (131) 1
1870  295  1943 (127) 1
1871  288  1954 (124) 2
1872  279  1961 (126) 3
1873  295  1960 (130) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McRae, John M.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Sydney Mail of 25 Dec. 1869 (p.2) has 'M`Crea', but the Empire of 5 Aug. 1869 (p.2) has 'M`Rae' at the same tournament. The Evening News (Sydney) of 19 Feb. 1870 (p.2) has 'D. M`Rae' as a committee member of the Sydney School of Arts Club, as well as 'M`Rae' as chairman. The Era has 'John M`Rae'; the Illustrated London News has 'J. M`Rae'; the Westminster Papers have 'J. McRae'.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 337
Periodicals
   [ATCJ], vol. 3, 21 Jan. 1871, page 89
   [Emp], 5 Aug. 1869, page 2
   [ENS], 19 Feb. 1870, page 2
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 59, 19 Aug. 1871, page 173
   [SMH], vol. 59, 28 Jan. 1869, page 4
   [SMNA], vol. 12, 27 May 1871, page 397
   [SyM], vol. 10, 25 Dec. 1869, page 2
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Sep. 1871, page 77
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [1st NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1870]
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']

Tournament data

Sydney 1869 (1)     School of Arts Club Handicap Tournament     27  /  40      odds player in pawn and two moves class
  McRae, J.M. - Crane, W.     0 - 1          McRae, J.M. gave odds of pawn and move
Sydney and Melbourne 1870     1st New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Phillips, L.S.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Adelaide 1871     1st New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Beyer, A.H.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1871     2nd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Stanley, J.S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Brisbane 1872     1st New South Wales - Queensland Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Dixon (1)     1 - 0    
Sydney and Adelaide 1872     2nd New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Hindmarsh, J.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1872     3rd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Goldsmith, L.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Brisbane 1873     2nd New South Wales - Queensland Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Schofield, J.F.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 10 Aug. 2018