Fraser, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1867  55  2323 (66) 18
1868  68  2297 (71) 1
1869  69  2289 (76) 0
1870  74  2281 (78) 0
1871  80  2274 (78) 0
1872  83  2266 (76) 2
1873  87  2265 (74) 27

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, James Cunningham  
   Also known as: Dr. Fraser; Frazer
Born: 1827
Died: 6 Aug. 1876
 
Notes:
Chess Tournament Crosstables has 'Dr. Fraser' for James Cunningham Fraser, but Thulin mistakenly lists him as 'Fraser, Dr. G.B.' Spinrad has a 'Fraser' in a match with Kolisch in 1860. Is it J.C. Fraser, G.B. Fraser, or another? The Globe of Jan.6, 1877 lists a 'Fraser, J.B.' in the East vs. West of Scotland match. This must be G.B. Fraser, as J.C. Fraser died earlier in 1876.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 126
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 5
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 291
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 288, 372
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 171
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 80
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1867, page 287
   [ILN], vol. 51, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 62, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, 19 Aug. 1876, page 179
   [TG], vol. 33, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

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

Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1868         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     2.5  /  8
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     6  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Fraser, Ja.C. - Sime, D.     1 - 0          Fraser, Ja.C. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fraser, Ja.C. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0          Fraser, Ja.C. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fraser, Ja.C. - Neumann, G.R.L.     1 - 0          Neumann, G.R.L. gave odds of pawn and move
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Fraser, Ja.C. - Macfadyen, R.     1 - 1    
Edinburgh 1873 (1)     Edinburgh Club Chess Party    
  Fraser, Ja.C. - Gordon, T.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh 1873 (2)     Edinburgh Club Tournament     23  /  27


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018