Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  78  2317 (68) 20
1861  80  2314 (71) 0
1862  78  2310 (72) 0
1863  72  2306 (70) 6
1864  73  2311 (70) 0
1865  69  2316 (67) 0
1866  58  2322 (60) 2
1867  61  2315 (52) 44
1868  61  2319 (61) 0
1869  59  2323 (65) 3
1870  66  2314 (69) 0
1871  67  2305 (71) 0
1872  73  2296 (71) 3
1873  78  2291 (71) 0
1874  79  2285 (69) 0
1875  86  2279 (64) 1
1876  92  2261 (57) 14
1877  95  2248 (66) 0
1878  102  2235 (71) 0
1879  115  2222 (74) 0
1880  147  2209 (75) 0
1881  177  2196 (74) 0
1882  197  2183 (71) 0
1883  230  2169 (65) 0
1884  254  2156 (55) 9
1885  300  2126 (51) 11
1886  332  2090 (48) 18
1887  329  2109 (53) 8
1888  315  2107 (60) 0
1889  321  2106 (62) 0
1890  340  2105 (60) 8
1891  346  2110 (63) 0
1892  355  2114 (61) 9
1893  364  2111 (64) 3
1894  349  2130 (68) 0
1895  316  2149 (68) 7
1896  289  2168 (73) 4
1897  277  2173 (81) 0
1898  283  2179 (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