Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  21  2151 (132) 1
1838  22  2169 (130) 0
1839  27  2188 (127) 0
1840  31  2206 (125) 0
1841  34  2225 (122) 0
1842  42  2243 (118) 0
1843  44  2262 (114) 0
1844  42  2281 (110) 0
1845  41  2299 (105) 0
1846  46  2318 (100) 5
1847  39  2342 (93) 5
1848  35  2368 (85) 0
1849  35  2395 (76) 3
1850  28  2413 (70) 0
1851  34  2431 (62) 0
1852  24  2449 (48) 49
1853  37  2418 (61) 0
1854  43  2388 (70) 0
1855  51  2358 (75) 1
1856  63  2329 (81) 0
1857  78  2301 (84) 1
1858  88  2283 (88) 0
1859  100  2265 (91) 0
1860  115  2247 (93) 0
1861  126  2229 (94) 0
1862  130  2211 (94) 2
1863  130  2201 (96) 0
1864  141  2191 (96) 0
1865  144  2182 (96) 0
1866  159  2172 (95) 2
1867  155  2174 (98) 0
1868  149  2175 (100) 1
1869  158  2164 (104) 0
1870  168  2152 (107) 0
1871  187  2141 (110) 0
1872  195  2129 (112) 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
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: 6 Mar. 2021