Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  85  2307 (68) 20
1861  95  2305 (71) 0
1862  93  2303 (72) 0
1863  87  2301 (70) 6
1864  86  2308 (69) 0
1865  75  2316 (66) 0
1866  68  2323 (60) 2
1867  76  2314 (51) 44
1868  75  2319 (60) 0
1869  71  2325 (64) 3
1870  77  2318 (69) 0
1871  77  2312 (71) 0
1872  87  2306 (70) 3
1873  88  2302 (70) 0
1874  88  2299 (68) 0
1875  99  2295 (63) 1
1876  99  2279 (56) 14
1877  101  2266 (64) 0
1878  104  2254 (68) 0
1879  118  2242 (69) 0
1880  134  2229 (68) 2
1881  167  2212 (66) 2
1882  185  2199 (65) 0
1883  228  2185 (60) 0
1884  256  2172 (51) 13
1885  314  2133 (48) 11
1886  352  2092 (46) 18
1887  344  2109 (52) 8
1888  348  2105 (59) 0
1889  350  2101 (61) 0
1890  378  2096 (58) 10
1891  378  2100 (61) 0
1892  393  2104 (60) 9
1893  408  2101 (63) 3
1894  373  2121 (67) 0
1895  353  2140 (67) 7
1896  312  2160 (72) 4
1897  305  2168 (80) 0
1898  310  2175 (86) 4

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, George Brunton  
   Also known as: James George Fraser
Born: 29 Apr. 1829
Died: 1 Dec. 1905
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 2-12-1830 and 1-12-1831. Hooper and Whyld (1st ed.) give birth year 'c1831' and give 1831 in the 2nd edition. Harding gives birth year as '1831?' and gives evidence that he was 74 years old at his death on 1 Dec. 1905. However, Harding also notes that there was no birth record for a George Brunton Fraser, and that his parents had a fourth child named James George Fraser, born 29 Apr. 1829, and a fifth, James Fraser born 30 Nov. 1830, and 'the chess player may have been the latter'. Although the date of birth of the latter matches his stated age at death better, McGowan argues that George Brunton Fraser was actually born James George Fraser on 29 Apr. 1829. The fact that the fifth child was also named 'James' is perhaps another indication that the fourth child was renamed 'George', his second name at birth.
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 80
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 126
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 102
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 403
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 150, 257
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 123
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 145
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 287, 372
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 144, 192, 246
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 108
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 1, no. 15, 25 Oct. 1851, page 114
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 12, Dec. 1851, page 354
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 1855, page 135
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 8, Aug. 1864, page 242
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [DCA], 5 July 1862
   [DCA], 13 Dec. 1862
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1349, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [HomC], vol. 5, no. 127, 6 Dec. 1851, page 368
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 677, 8 Apr. 1854, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 51, no. 1450, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1899, 18 Dec. 1875, page 614
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The World's Greatest Chess Library], page 7
   McGowan, Alan.  [George Brunton Frase]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

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

Fraser, G.B. - Lumley, G. 1860         (f)     7.5   -   0.5
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   2.5
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (2)         (f)     3   -   0      Kolisch, I. gave odds of a knight
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (3)         (f)     2   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Fraser, G.B. 1860 (4)         (f)     1   -   1      Kolisch, I. gave odds of a knight
Fraser, G.B. - Morley (1) 1867         (f)     10   -   4      Fraser, G.B. gave odds of a knight
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   1.5      Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Steinitz, W. - Fraser, G.B. 1867 (2)         (f)     4   -   2

Tournament data

Dundee 1863 (1)     Dundee Club Tournament - Section 1     5  /  6
Edinburgh 1865     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Heggie, G.     3 - 0    
Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Donaldson, Jo.     2 - 0    
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     2.5  /  7
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     4.5  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Spens, W.C.     0 - 1          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     10  /  12
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Hunter, A.     2.5 - 0.5    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Burn, A.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     4.5  /  12
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Jenkin, J.     2 - 0    
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Spens, W.C.     2 - 0    
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, G.B. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 1    
Glasgow 1884 (1)     1st Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
Glasgow 1884 (3)     1st Scottish Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Fyfe, P.     1 - 0          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fraser, G.B. - Chambers, J.D.     1 - 0          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fraser, G.B. - McInnes     1 - 0          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of a knight
  Fraser, G.B. - Spens, W.C.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh 1885     2nd Scottish Championship     7.5  /  11
Glasgow 1886     3rd Scottish Championship     6.5  /  11
Nottingham 1886 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     0  /  6
Nottingham 1886 (6)     Counties Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Taylor, Ro.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh 1887     4th Scottish Championship     6  /  8
Dundee 1890 (1)     7th Scottish Championship     5  /  8
Dundee 1890 (3)     Scottish Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, G.B. - Finlayson, J.M.     1 - 0    
  Fraser, G.B. - Baxter, H.T.     0 - 1          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and move
Edinburgh 1892     9th Scottish Championship     6  /  9
Dundee 1893 (1)     10th Scottish Championship     0  /  3
Edinburgh 1895 (1)     12th Scottish Championship     4.5  /  7
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Edinburgh 1898     15th Scottish Championship     4  /  4


Player information updated: 1 Feb. 2023