Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  109  1946 (144) 2
1852  93  1957 (142) 0
1853  102  1968 (140) 0
1854  105  1978 (138) 0
1855  119  1989 (135) 0
1856  139  1999 (132) 0
1857  149  2010 (129) 0
1858  151  2020 (125) 0
1859  163  2031 (122) 0
1860  173  2042 (117) 0
1861  179  2052 (113) 0
1862  169  2063 (107) 0
1863  159  2073 (101) 0
1864  161  2084 (95) 0
1865  160  2094 (87) 0
1866  171  2105 (77) 0
1867  166  2116 (66) 18
1868  169  2105 (71) 0
1869  180  2095 (73) 0
1870  193  2084 (74) 0
1871  198  2074 (71) 3
1872  213  2063 (70) 3
1873  231  2046 (67) 28

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Robertson, James Alexander  
   Also known as: Colonel Robertson; Major Robertson; Captain Robertson
Born: 1804
Died: 1 Sep. 1874
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 2-09-1803 and 1-09-1804. In 1838 (Bell's Life in London, 5 Aug. 1838, p.2), 1842 (Le Palamède, 2nd ser. v.1, 15 June 1842, p.319) and 1844 (Chess Studies, p.ix) he was 'Captain Robertson'; in 1849 (Illustrated London News, 29 Sept. 1849, p.219), 1850 (Chess Player's Chronicle, v.11, p.130), 1851 (The Chess Tournament, p.lxx; Illustrated London News, 5 Apr. 1851, p.273), 1852 (Illustrated London News, 30 Oct. 1852, p.355) and 1853 (Chess Player's Chronicle, v.1, pp.201, 313; British Chess Review, v.1, p.51) he was 'Major Robertson'; in 1867 (Illustrated London News, 9 Nov. 1867, p.523) and at his death in 1874 (Illustrated London News, 12 Dec. 1874, p.571) he was 'Colonel Robertson'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 356
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 144, 367
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 288, 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 76, 149, 165
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
   Walker, Chess Studies, page ix
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, Feb. 1853, page 51
   [BLL], 5 Aug. 1838, page 2
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1839, page 4
   [BLL], 11 Oct. 1840, page 3
   [CPC], vol. 11, May 1850, page 130
   [CPC], vol. 12, Mar. 1851, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 219
   [CPC], vol. 1, July 1853, page 201
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CW], vol. 1, June 1865, page 104
   [ILN], vol. 15, 29 Sep. 1849, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 18, 5 Apr. 1851, page 273
   [ILN], vol. 21, 30 Oct. 1852, page 355
   [ILN], vol. 51, 9 Nov. 1867, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 62, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 65, 12 Dec. 1874, page 571
   [NCG], 23 May 1840
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 June 1842, page 319
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 June 1871, page 19
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee 1867]

Tournament data

London 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 2    
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     3  /  9
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     3  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Baxter, C.M.     1 - 0    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Scott, P.     0 - 1          Robertson, Ja.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Jenkin, J.     1 - 2    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Craig (1)     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1873 (1)     Edinburgh Club Chess Party    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Gloag, J.A.L.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh 1873 (2)     Edinburgh Club Tournament     15  /  27


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018