Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  78  2315 (68) 20
1861  82  2311 (71) 0
1862  78  2307 (72) 0
1863  73  2303 (70) 6
1864  76  2309 (69) 0
1865  69  2314 (67) 0
1866  62  2319 (60) 2
1867  66  2313 (52) 44
1868  65  2317 (61) 0
1869  63  2320 (65) 3
1870  70  2312 (69) 0
1871  69  2303 (71) 0
1872  76  2294 (71) 3
1873  82  2288 (71) 0
1874  83  2283 (69) 0
1875  95  2277 (64) 1
1876  96  2259 (57) 14
1877  101  2246 (66) 0
1878  109  2233 (71) 0
1879  124  2220 (74) 0
1880  152  2207 (75) 0
1881  183  2194 (74) 0
1882  213  2181 (71) 0
1883  248  2168 (65) 0
1884  271  2155 (55) 9
1885  313  2125 (51) 11
1886  346  2090 (48) 18
1887  334  2108 (53) 8
1888  322  2106 (60) 0
1889  332  2104 (62) 0
1890  349  2103 (60) 8
1891  357  2107 (62) 0
1892  368  2112 (61) 9
1893  383  2108 (64) 3
1894  362  2127 (68) 0
1895  335  2146 (68) 7
1896  300  2164 (73) 4
1897  288  2170 (81) 0
1898  299  2175 (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