Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  21  2154 (132) 1
1838  22  2173 (130) 0
1839  27  2192 (127) 0
1840  31  2210 (125) 0
1841  34  2229 (122) 0
1842  41  2247 (118) 0
1843  43  2266 (114) 0
1844  41  2284 (110) 0
1845  41  2303 (105) 0
1846  44  2322 (100) 5
1847  39  2346 (93) 5
1848  34  2372 (85) 0
1849  35  2399 (76) 3
1850  28  2417 (70) 0
1851  34  2435 (62) 0
1852  23  2453 (48) 49
1853  35  2426 (61) 0
1854  42  2398 (69) 0
1855  49  2370 (74) 1
1856  58  2345 (80) 0
1857  68  2320 (83) 1
1858  78  2306 (87) 0
1859  90  2292 (89) 0
1860  95  2278 (90) 0
1861  106  2263 (90) 0
1862  110  2249 (89) 3
1863  110  2236 (92) 0
1864  121  2223 (93) 0
1865  127  2210 (94) 0
1866  146  2196 (93) 2
1867  144  2196 (96) 0
1868  150  2196 (99) 1
1869  155  2183 (103) 0
1870  163  2171 (106) 0
1871  174  2158 (109) 0
1872  187  2145 (111) 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, no. 9, Sep. 1851, page 282
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 7, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 4, June 1866, page 110
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1243, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [Fld], 24 May 1873
   [ILN], vol. 11, no. 273, 24 July 1847, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 567, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 570, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1878, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1945, 4 Nov. 1876, page 446
   [NR], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
   [WP], vol. 6, no. 1, 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
Dubois, S. - Donaldson, Jo. 1862         (c)     2   -   0
Anderssen (offhand) - Donaldson, Jo. 1862         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
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: 3 Apr. 2022