Robey, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  117  2173 (83) 10
1863  118  2170 (87) 0
1864  120  2168 (89) 0
1865  119  2165 (90) 5
1866  137  2151 (93) 0
1867  147  2137 (96) 0
1868  145  2123 (98) 0
1869  150  2109 (99) 0
1870  169  2095 (99) 0
1871  179  2081 (98) 1
1872  195  2067 (100) 2
1873  204  2065 (104) 0
1874  214  2063 (107) 0
1875  226  2061 (109) 0
1876  242  2060 (111) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Robey, James  
   Also known as: Roby
Born: 1826
Died: Nov. 1885
 
Notes:
Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give 'Robey, James' at London 1862. Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper and the Illustrated London News (26 July 1862, p.95) give just 'Robey'. Gaige lists a 'Rob(e)y, James', born 1826, died 'c11-1885', and so this could have been the player at London 1862. However, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1860 (p.173) mentions an 'S. Robey' in London. Furthermore, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1861 (p.161) suggests that Robey came from Sidney (Sydney, Australia?). I am guessing that the player named 'Roby' appearing in London in the 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle is James Robey.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 231
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 356
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 115
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, June 1860, page 173
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1861, page 82
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1861, page 161
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 97
   [Era], vol. 24, 22 Dec. 1861, page 4
   [Era], vol. 24, 9 Feb. 1862, page 14
   [Era], vol. 28, 21 Jan. 1866, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 39, 28 Dec. 1861, page 665
   [ILN], vol. 59, 15 July 1871, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 64, 3 Jan. 1874, page 23
   [ILN], vol. 65, 3 Oct. 1874, page 332
   [ILN], vol. 67, 13 Nov. 1875, page 494
   [ILN], vol. 69, 12 Aug. 1876, page 179
Web
   Sarah.  [Random Clippings]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Steinitz, W. - Robey, J. 1865         (f)     4   -   1

Tournament data

London 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     2  /  10
Manchester 1871     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Soul, C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1872 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Schull, L.     0 - 1    
  Robey, J. - Cox, C.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
Manchester or Liverpool (?) 1876     Manchester Athenaeum - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Soul, C.     1 - 0    
London 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Puller, C.G.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2017