McRae, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  264  2001 (121) 1
1870  269  2011 (116) 1
1871  278  2026 (113) 2
1872  266  2041 (113) 4
1873  275  2036 (118) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McRae, John M.  
Born:
Died: 1874
 
Notes:
The Sydney Mail of 25 Dec. 1869 (p.2) has 'M`Crea', but the Empire of 5 Aug. 1869 (p.2) has 'M`Rae' at the same tournament. The Evening News (Sydney) of 19 Feb. 1870 (p.2) has 'D. M`Rae' as a committee member of the Sydney School of Arts Club, as well as 'M`Rae' as chairman. The Era has 'John M`Rae'; the Illustrated London News has 'J. M`Rae'; the Westminster Papers have 'J. McRae'. The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser of 2 Jan. 1875 (p.13) announces his death, but does not give an exact date. Presumably late in 1874, but he died in England, so it may have taken some time for the news to reach Australia.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 337
Periodicals
   [ATCJ], vol. 3, no. 55, 21 Jan. 1871, page 89
   [ATCJ], vol. 9, no. 228, 16 June 1874, page 785
   [Emp], no. 5539, 5 Aug. 1869, page 2
   [ENS], no. 797, 19 Feb. 1870, page 2
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1717, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1665, 19 Aug. 1871, page 173
   [SMH], vol. 59, no. 9576, 28 Jan. 1869, page 4
   [SMNA], vol. 12, no. 569, 27 May 1871, page 397
   [SMNA], vol. 19, no. 757, 2 Jan. 1875, page 13
   [SyM], vol. 10, no. 495, 25 Dec. 1869, page 2
   [SyM], 24 Sep. 1870
   [SyM], 5 Nov. 1870
   [SyM], 19 Nov. 1870
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1871, page 77
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [1st NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1870]
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']

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

McRae, J.M. - Fisher, C.M. 1872         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Sydney 1869 (1)     School of Arts Club Handicap Tournament     27  /  40      odds player in pawn and two moves class
  McRae, J.M. - Crane, W.     0 - 1          McRae, J.M. gave odds of pawn and move
Sydney and Melbourne 1870     1st New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Phillips, L.S.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Adelaide 1871     1st New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Beyer, A.H.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1871     2nd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Stanley, J.S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Brisbane 1872     1st New South Wales - Queensland Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Dixon (1)     1 - 0    
Sydney and Adelaide 1872     2nd New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Hindmarsh, J.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1872     3rd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Goldsmith, L.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Brisbane 1873     2nd New South Wales - Queensland Telegraphic Match    
  McRae, J.M. - Schofield, J.F.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021