Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  113  1941 (146) 2
1852  94  1952 (144) 0
1853  104  1962 (142) 0
1854  112  1972 (139) 0
1855  123  1982 (136) 0
1856  149  1992 (133) 0
1857  159  2002 (130) 0
1858  167  2013 (126) 0
1859  184  2023 (122) 0
1860  192  2033 (118) 0
1861  196  2043 (113) 0
1862  189  2053 (108) 0
1863  178  2063 (102) 0
1864  180  2074 (95) 0
1865  179  2084 (87) 0
1866  190  2094 (77) 0
1867  178  2104 (66) 18
1868  189  2091 (71) 0
1869  201  2078 (73) 0
1870  215  2065 (73) 0
1871  231  2052 (70) 3
1872  251  2037 (68) 3
1873  284  2016 (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