Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  109  1946 (144) 2
1852  94  1956 (142) 0
1853  103  1967 (140) 0
1854  107  1977 (137) 0
1855  120  1988 (135) 0
1856  140  1999 (132) 0
1857  150  2009 (129) 0
1858  152  2020 (125) 0
1859  164  2030 (121) 0
1860  174  2041 (117) 0
1861  180  2052 (113) 0
1862  170  2062 (107) 0
1863  160  2073 (101) 0
1864  162  2083 (95) 0
1865  161  2094 (87) 0
1866  173  2105 (77) 0
1867  167  2115 (66) 18
1868  170  2105 (71) 0
1869  181  2094 (73) 0
1870  194  2084 (73) 0
1871  199  2074 (71) 3
1872  213  2062 (70) 3
1873  232  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