Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  111  1938 (144) 2
1852  94  1948 (142) 0
1853  103  1959 (140) 0
1854  111  1969 (138) 0
1855  123  1980 (135) 0
1856  149  1990 (132) 0
1857  158  2000 (129) 0
1858  166  2011 (125) 0
1859  183  2021 (122) 0
1860  191  2031 (117) 0
1861  196  2042 (113) 0
1862  188  2052 (107) 0
1863  178  2063 (101) 0
1864  180  2073 (94) 0
1865  177  2083 (86) 0
1866  189  2094 (77) 0
1867  174  2104 (66) 18
1868  186  2091 (71) 0
1869  197  2079 (73) 0
1870  212  2066 (73) 0
1871  226  2053 (70) 3
1872  248  2038 (69) 3
1873  277  2017 (65) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 579
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld 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, England 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: 5 May 2020