Robey, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  147  2163 (83) 10
1863  143  2160 (87) 0
1864  153  2158 (89) 0
1865  156  2155 (90) 5
1866  175  2140 (93) 0
1867  178  2125 (96) 0
1868  185  2111 (98) 0
1869  200  2096 (99) 0
1870  215  2081 (99) 0
1871  240  2066 (98) 1
1872  256  2052 (100) 2
1873  262  2049 (103) 0
1874  278  2047 (106) 0
1875  284  2044 (109) 0
1876  288  2041 (111) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Robey, James  
   Also known as: Roby
Born: 1826
Died: Nov. 1885
 
Notes:
Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give 'Robey, James' at London 1862. Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper and the Illustrated London News (26 July 1862, p.95) give just 'Robey'. Gaige lists a 'Rob(e)y, James', born 1826, died 'c11-1885', and so this could have been the player at London 1862. However, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1860 (p.173) mentions an 'S. Robey' in London. Furthermore, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1861 (p.161) suggests that Robey came from Sidney (Sydney, Australia?). I am guessing that the player named 'Roby' appearing in London in the 1861 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle is James Robey.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 231
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 356
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 36, 579
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 41
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 115
Periodicals
   [Alb], 15 Sep. 1866
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 10, Nov. 1874, page 236
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 18, June 1860, page 173
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 27, Mar. 1861, page 82
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 161
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 97
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 11, Oct. 1871, page 349
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1213, 22 Dec. 1861, page 4
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1224, 9 Feb. 1862, page 14
   [Era], vol. 28, no. 1426, 21 Jan. 1866, page 7
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1723, 1 Oct. 1871, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 39, no. 1124, 28 Dec. 1861, page 665
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1660, 15 July 1871, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1793, 3 Jan. 1874, page 23
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1832, 3 Oct. 1874, page 332
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1892, 13 Nov. 1875, page 494
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1934, 12 Aug. 1876, page 179
   [LiM], no. 7387, 26 Sep. 1871, page 7
Web
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   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Steinitz, W. - Robey, J. 1865         (f)     4   -   1

Tournament data

London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     2  /  10
Manchester 1871     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Soul, C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1872 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Schull, L.     0 - 1    
  Robey, J. - Cox, C.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
Manchester or Liverpool (?) 1876     Manchester Athenaeum - Liverpool Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Soul, C.     1 - 0    
London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Robey, J. - Puller, C.G.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021