Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  78  2318 (68) 20
1861  80  2314 (71) 0
1862  78  2310 (72) 0
1863  73  2306 (70) 6
1864  75  2311 (70) 0
1865  69  2317 (67) 0
1866  59  2322 (60) 2
1867  63  2315 (52) 44
1868  62  2319 (61) 0
1869  60  2323 (65) 3
1870  68  2314 (69) 0
1871  68  2305 (71) 0
1872  74  2296 (71) 3
1873  81  2290 (71) 0
1874  82  2285 (69) 0
1875  94  2279 (64) 1
1876  96  2261 (57) 14
1877  100  2248 (66) 0
1878  106  2235 (71) 0
1879  123  2222 (74) 0
1880  151  2209 (75) 0
1881  180  2196 (74) 0
1882  203  2183 (71) 0
1883  238  2170 (65) 0
1884  260  2157 (55) 9
1885  305  2127 (50) 11
1886  339  2091 (48) 18
1887  332  2109 (53) 8
1888  320  2108 (60) 0
1889  328  2107 (62) 0
1890  347  2105 (60) 8
1891  351  2110 (63) 0
1892  361  2115 (61) 9
1893  374  2112 (64) 3
1894  354  2131 (68) 0
1895  320  2150 (68) 7
1896  289  2169 (73) 4
1897  277  2174 (81) 0
1898  289  2180 (87) 4

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, George Brunton  
Born: 1831
Died: 1 Dec. 1905
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 2-12-1830 and 1-12-1831. Hooper and Whyld (1st ed.) give birth year 'c1831' and give 1831 in the 2nd edition. Spinrad has a 'Fraser' in a match with Kolisch in 1860. Is it J.C. Fraser, G.B. Fraser, or another? The Chess Player's Magazine of Dec. 1866 (p.384) has 'J.B. Fraser' in error.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 80
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 126
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 102
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 403
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 123
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 145
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 287, 372
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 144, 192, 246
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 1, 25 Oct. 1851, page 114
   [CPC], vol. 12, Dec. 1851, page 354
   [CPC], vol. 3, Apr. 1855, page 135
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, Aug. 1864, page 242
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [DCA], 5 July 1862
   [DCA], 13 Dec. 1862
   [Era], vol. 26, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [HC], vol. 5, 6 Dec. 1851, page 368
   [ILN], vol. 24, 8 Apr. 1854, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 51, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 67, 18 Dec. 1875, page 614
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The World's Greatest Chess Library], page 7
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

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

Fraser, G.B. - Lumley, G. 1860         (f)     7.5   -   0.5
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   2.5
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (2)         (f)     3   -   0      Kolisch, I. gave odds of a knight
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (3)         (f)     2   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (4)         (f)     1   -   1      Kolisch, I. gave odds of a knight
Fraser, G.B. - Morley (1) 1867         (f)     10   -   4      Fraser, G.B. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   1.5      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (2)         (f)     4   -   2

Tournament data

Dundee 1863 (1)     Dundee Club Tournament - Section 1     5  /  6
Edinburgh 1865     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Heggie, G.     3 - 0    
Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Donaldson, Jo.     2 - 0    
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     2.5  /  7
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     4.5  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Spens, W.C.     0 - 1          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     10  /  12
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Hunter, A.     2.5 - 0.5    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Burn, A.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     4.5  /  12
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Jenkin, J.     2 - 0    
Glasgow 1884     1st Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
Edinburgh 1885     2nd Scottish Championship     7.5  /  11
Glasgow 1886     3rd Scottish Championship     6.5  /  11
Nottingham 1886 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     0  /  6
Nottingham 1886 (6)     Counties Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Taylor, Ro.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh 1887     4th Scottish Championship     6  /  8
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     5  /  8
Edinburgh 1892     9th Scottish Championship     6  /  9
Dundee 1893     10th Scottish Championship     0  /  3
Edinburgh 1895 (1)     12th Scottish Championship     4.5  /  7
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Edinburgh 1898     15th Scottish Championship     4  /  4


Player information updated: 5 May 2020