Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  70  2318 (70) 20
1861  73  2319 (74) 0
1862  67  2319 (76) 0
1863  61  2320 (76) 0
1864  63  2321 (73) 0
1865  57  2321 (69) 0
1866  53  2322 (62) 2
1867  59  2314 (52) 44
1868  58  2315 (61) 0
1869  58  2317 (65) 3
1870  60  2307 (70) 0
1871  67  2297 (72) 0
1872  71  2288 (71) 3
1873  78  2282 (71) 0
1874  79  2277 (69) 0
1875  89  2272 (65) 1
1876  91  2254 (57) 14
1877  97  2241 (66) 0
1878  102  2228 (71) 0
1879  114  2215 (74) 0
1880  143  2202 (75) 0
1881  170  2189 (74) 0
1882  194  2176 (71) 0
1883  227  2164 (65) 0
1884  247  2151 (55) 9
1885  290  2121 (51) 11
1886  320  2085 (48) 18
1887  316  2103 (53) 8
1888  304  2100 (60) 0
1889  311  2098 (62) 0
1890  324  2096 (60) 8
1891  335  2101 (63) 0
1892  338  2106 (61) 9
1893  350  2102 (64) 3
1894  340  2121 (68) 0
1895  304  2140 (68) 7
1896  276  2159 (73) 4
1897  274  2165 (81) 0
1898  277  2170 (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
   [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

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 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     0  /  6
Nottingham 1886 (5)     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: 30 Sept. 2018