Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  80  2316 (68) 20
1861  88  2312 (71) 0
1862  85  2308 (72) 0
1863  80  2304 (70) 6
1864  82  2309 (69) 0
1865  77  2315 (66) 0
1866  69  2321 (60) 2
1867  73  2315 (52) 44
1868  76  2320 (60) 0
1869  74  2325 (65) 3
1870  76  2317 (69) 0
1871  77  2310 (71) 0
1872  84  2303 (70) 3
1873  86  2297 (71) 0
1874  94  2291 (69) 0
1875  102  2286 (64) 1
1876  101  2268 (57) 14
1877  105  2253 (66) 0
1878  119  2238 (71) 0
1879  129  2223 (74) 0
1880  157  2208 (75) 0
1881  193  2193 (74) 0
1882  217  2178 (70) 0
1883  259  2163 (64) 0
1884  298  2148 (55) 9
1885  331  2119 (50) 11
1886  370  2085 (47) 18
1887  360  2103 (53) 8
1888  346  2101 (60) 0
1889  351  2099 (62) 0
1890  375  2096 (60) 8
1891  385  2101 (62) 0
1892  403  2105 (60) 9
1893  422  2101 (64) 3
1894  391  2120 (67) 0
1895  369  2139 (68) 7
1896  329  2157 (73) 4
1897  320  2162 (81) 0
1898  326  2167 (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. Harding gives birth year as '1831?' and gives evidence that he was 74 years old at his death on 1 Dec. 1905. However, Harding also notes that there was no birth record for a George Brunton Fraser, and that his parents had a fourth child named James George Fraser, born 29 Apr. 1829, and a fifth, James Fraser born 30 Nov. 1830, and 'the chess player may have been the latter'. Although the date of birth of the latter matches his stated age at death better, McGowan argues that George Brunton Fraser was actually born James George Fraser on 29 Apr. 1829. The fact that the fifth child was also named 'James' is perhaps another indication that the fourth child was renamed 'George', his second name at birth.
 
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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 150, 257
   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
   [HomC], 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 (1)     10th Scottish Chess Association Congress - Championship Tournament     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: 3 Apr. 2022