Fraser, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  80  2318 (68) 20
1861  88  2314 (71) 0
1862  86  2311 (72) 0
1863  81  2307 (70) 6
1864  82  2313 (69) 0
1865  75  2319 (66) 0
1866  69  2325 (60) 2
1867  73  2318 (52) 44
1868  76  2324 (60) 0
1869  72  2329 (64) 3
1870  72  2322 (69) 0
1871  76  2315 (71) 0
1872  84  2308 (70) 3
1873  87  2303 (71) 0
1874  92  2298 (69) 0
1875  98  2292 (64) 1
1876  98  2275 (57) 14
1877  102  2262 (66) 0
1878  111  2250 (71) 0
1879  123  2238 (74) 0
1880  136  2225 (74) 0
1881  169  2213 (73) 0
1882  191  2200 (69) 0
1883  228  2188 (63) 0
1884  254  2176 (52) 13
1885  315  2141 (49) 11
1886  351  2102 (47) 18
1887  343  2119 (53) 8
1888  339  2115 (60) 0
1889  344  2111 (62) 0
1890  362  2108 (60) 8
1891  371  2111 (62) 0
1892  393  2114 (60) 9
1893  413  2110 (64) 3
1894  374  2129 (67) 0
1895  356  2148 (67) 7
1896  319  2166 (73) 4
1897  312  2171 (81) 0
1898  321  2175 (87) 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    
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     7th Scottish Championship     5  /  8
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: 19 Aug. 2022