Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  80  2315 (68) 20
1861  87  2311 (71) 0
1862  84  2307 (72) 0
1863  79  2303 (70) 6
1864  82  2308 (69) 0
1865  76  2314 (67) 0
1866  69  2319 (60) 2
1867  72  2313 (52) 44
1868  72  2317 (61) 0
1869  67  2321 (65) 3
1870  71  2312 (69) 0
1871  76  2304 (71) 0
1872  84  2295 (71) 3
1873  88  2290 (71) 0
1874  91  2284 (69) 0
1875  97  2279 (64) 1
1876  97  2261 (57) 14
1877  100  2247 (66) 0
1878  113  2233 (71) 0
1879  126  2220 (74) 0
1880  152  2206 (75) 0
1881  184  2192 (74) 0
1882  215  2179 (71) 0
1883  252  2165 (65) 0
1884  282  2151 (55) 9
1885  321  2121 (50) 11
1886  361  2086 (48) 18
1887  347  2104 (53) 8
1888  334  2102 (60) 0
1889  338  2100 (62) 0
1890  358  2098 (60) 8
1891  371  2103 (62) 0
1892  385  2108 (61) 9
1893  403  2104 (64) 3
1894  372  2123 (68) 0
1895  353  2141 (68) 7
1896  324  2160 (73) 4
1897  313  2166 (81) 0
1898  321  2171 (87) 4

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, George Brunton  
   Also known as: James George Fraser
Born: 29 Apr. 1829
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. McGowan makes a convincing case that George Brunton Fraser was born James George Fraser on 29 Apr. 1829. 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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 108
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 1, no. 15, 25 Oct. 1851, page 114
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 12, Dec. 1851, page 354
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 1855, page 135
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 8, Aug. 1864, page 242
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [DCA], 5 July 1862
   [DCA], 13 Dec. 1862
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1349, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [HC], vol. 5, no. 127, 6 Dec. 1851, page 368
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 677, 8 Apr. 1854, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 51, no. 1450, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1899, 18 Dec. 1875, page 614
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The World's Greatest Chess Library], page 7
   McGowan, Alan.  [George Brunton Frase]
   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: 22 Jul. 2021