Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  75  2313 (68) 20
1861  77  2309 (71) 0
1862  75  2305 (72) 0
1863  72  2301 (70) 6
1864  70  2306 (70) 0
1865  64  2310 (67) 0
1866  56  2315 (60) 2
1867  60  2309 (52) 44
1868  59  2313 (61) 0
1869  60  2317 (65) 3
1870  64  2308 (69) 0
1871  69  2300 (71) 0
1872  74  2291 (71) 3
1873  79  2285 (71) 0
1874  81  2280 (69) 0
1875  88  2274 (64) 1
1876  90  2256 (57) 14
1877  95  2243 (66) 0
1878  102  2230 (71) 0
1879  116  2217 (74) 0
1880  146  2203 (75) 0
1881  173  2190 (74) 0
1882  195  2177 (71) 0
1883  229  2164 (65) 0
1884  248  2151 (55) 9
1885  294  2121 (51) 11
1886  324  2084 (48) 18
1887  322  2103 (53) 8
1888  305  2102 (60) 0
1889  311  2100 (62) 0
1890  328  2099 (60) 8
1891  336  2104 (63) 0
1892  344  2109 (61) 9
1893  354  2106 (64) 3
1894  338  2125 (68) 0
1895  302  2144 (68) 7
1896  277  2163 (73) 4
1897  274  2168 (81) 0
1898  280  2174 (87) 4

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, George Brunton  
Born: 1831
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. Spinrad has a 'Fraser' in a match with Kolisch in 1860. Is it J.C. Fraser, G.B. Fraser, or another? The Chess Player's Magazine of Dec. 1866 (p.384) has 'J.B. Fraser' in error.
 
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
   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
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 1, 25 Oct. 1851, page 114
   [CPC], vol. 12, Dec. 1851, page 354
   [CPC], vol. 3, Apr. 1855, page 135
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, Aug. 1864, page 242
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [DCA], 5 July 1862
   [DCA], 13 Dec. 1862
   [Era], vol. 26, 31 July 1864, page 5
   [HC], vol. 5, 6 Dec. 1851, page 368
   [ILN], vol. 24, 8 Apr. 1854, page 327
   [ILN], vol. 51, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 67, 18 Dec. 1875, page 614
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The World's Greatest Chess Library], page 7
   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    
Glasgow 1884     1st Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
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     7th Scottish Championship     5  /  8
Edinburgh 1892     9th Scottish Championship     6  /  9
Dundee 1893     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: 27 Oct. 2019