Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  19  2157 (132) 1
1838  20  2176 (130) 0
1839  25  2195 (128) 0
1840  24  2213 (125) 0
1841  27  2232 (122) 0
1842  35  2251 (119) 0
1843  39  2269 (115) 0
1844  38  2288 (110) 0
1845  37  2307 (106) 0
1846  41  2325 (100) 5
1847  35  2350 (93) 5
1848  31  2376 (86) 0
1849  30  2403 (77) 3
1850  28  2418 (71) 0
1851  30  2433 (62) 0
1852  23  2448 (49) 49
1853  32  2417 (62) 0
1854  34  2387 (70) 0
1855  45  2356 (76) 1
1856  60  2330 (82) 0
1857  69  2303 (86) 1
1858  77  2290 (91) 0
1859  91  2276 (95) 0
1860  103  2263 (97) 0
1861  109  2249 (99) 0
1862  107  2236 (101) 0
1863  109  2223 (101) 0
1864  126  2209 (101) 0
1865  125  2196 (100) 0
1866  145  2183 (98) 2
1867  140  2183 (101) 0
1868  136  2184 (102) 1
1869  145  2172 (106) 0
1870  155  2160 (109) 0
1871  160  2148 (112) 0
1872  168  2136 (114) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Donaldson, John  
   Also known as: Rev. John Donaldson; Delta
Born: 27 Mar. 1817
Died: 19 Apr. 1892
 
Notes:
Not to be confused with James Donaldson, who played in the London-Edinburgh correspondence match in the 1820s.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 10, 14, 40
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 96
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 143
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page lxviii, xxvi
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 192
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lx
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 9
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 140
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1863, page supp.2
   [CPC], vol. 12, Sep. 1851, page 282
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPM], vol. 2, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 2, June 1866, page 110
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Fld], 24 May 1873
   [ILN], vol. 11, 24 July 1847, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 21, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 67, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 69, 4 Nov. 1876, page 446
   [NR], vol. 1, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
   [WP], vol. 6, 1 May 1873, page 2
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Gerolamo Tassinari]

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

de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. - Donaldson, Jo. 1837         (c)     1   -   0      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of a rook
Donaldson, Ja. - Donaldson, Jo. 1846         (c)     3   -   2
Bell, J.G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1847         (f)     3   -   2
Evans, W.D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     1   -   1
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (1)         (c)     8.5   -   6.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852         (c)     15   -   15
Donaldson, Jo. - Bell, H.G. 1852         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Donaldson, Jo. - Reid (3) 1853         (c)     1   -   0      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of a rook
Tassinari, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1855         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Salmon, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1868         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Murray, A.K. 1872         (c)     1   -   1      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of pawn and move
Donaldson, Jo. - James (1) 1877         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, G.B.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 25 Jun. 2019