Murray, Archibald




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  311  1933 (88) 3
1871  313  1935 (81) 2
1872  318  1938 (72) 5
1873  341  1924 (66) 0
1874  354  1909 (57) 15
1875  373  1901 (56) 6
1876  412  1876 (53) 17
1877  390  1868 (60) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Murray, Archibald Keir  
   Also known as: Major A.K. Murray
Born: 1834
Died: 22 May 1907
 
Notes:
Harding gives birth year as 1834 or 1835. Staunton gives 'A. Kilmoray' as the opponent of Captain Christie in the East v West of Scotland Match of May 1871, but the Westminster Papers give 'A.K. Murray' as Captain Christie's opponent.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 965
   Harding, Correspondence Chess, page 215, 427
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 174, 176
Periodicals
   [BLL], 16 Feb. 1867, page 7
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 122
   [Era], vol. 34, 15 Oct. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 56, 9 Apr. 1870, page 387
   [ILN], vol. 58, 18 Mar. 1871, page 267
   [ILN], vol. 58, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 59, 14 Oct. 1871, page 363
   [ILN], vol. 60, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 62, 1 Feb. 1873, page 115
   [ILN], vol. 62, 17 May 1873, page 475
   [TG], vol. 33, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 June 1871, page 19

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

Donaldson, Jo. - Murray, A.K. 1872         (c)     1   -   1      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of pawn and move
Hunter, A. - Murray, A.K. 1874         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Archdall, T.H. - Murray, A.K. 1875         (f)     3.5   -   1.5

Tournament data

Glasgow 1870     Glasgow Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Murray, A.K. - Riddell, J.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Murray, A.K. - Christie (1)     1 - 1    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Murray, A.K. - Scott, P.     1 - 2    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     0  /  7
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Murray, A.K. - de Soyres, J.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Murray, A.K. - Fisher, B.W.     0 - 1    
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     6.5  /  15
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Murray, A.K. - McArthur, G.     0.5 - 2.5    
Birmingham 1877 (2)     Counties Chess Association - 2nd Class     4.5  /  9


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018