Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  80  2314 (68) 20
1861  89  2310 (71) 0
1862  86  2307 (71) 0
1863  81  2303 (70) 6
1864  83  2309 (69) 0
1865  76  2315 (66) 0
1866  69  2321 (60) 2
1867  74  2315 (52) 44
1868  76  2321 (60) 0
1869  69  2327 (64) 3
1870  72  2321 (69) 0
1871  77  2315 (71) 0
1872  83  2309 (70) 3
1873  84  2305 (70) 0
1874  88  2301 (68) 0
1875  97  2297 (63) 1
1876  99  2281 (56) 14
1877  98  2269 (64) 0
1878  104  2257 (68) 0
1879  119  2244 (69) 0
1880  132  2232 (68) 2
1881  165  2215 (66) 2
1882  183  2201 (65) 0
1883  224  2188 (60) 0
1884  253  2174 (51) 13
1885  317  2136 (48) 11
1886  357  2095 (46) 18
1887  345  2113 (52) 8
1888  344  2108 (59) 0
1889  348  2104 (61) 0
1890  369  2100 (58) 10
1891  378  2104 (61) 0
1892  390  2108 (60) 9
1893  402  2106 (63) 3
1894  371  2125 (67) 0
1895  350  2145 (67) 7
1896  310  2165 (72) 4
1897  302  2172 (80) 0
1898  305  2179 (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