Fraser, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1867  83  2301 (65) 18
1868  99  2267 (69) 1
1869  103  2251 (73) 0
1870  115  2235 (73) 0
1871  132  2219 (72) 0
1872  145  2204 (68) 2
1873  153  2194 (62) 32
1874  156  2191 (71) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fraser, James Cunningham  
   Also known as: Dr. Fraser; Frazer
Born: 24 Apr. 1825
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.'. Harding gives year of birth as '1827?' and Gaige says he was 49 years old at his death on 6-08-1876, which would give a birth year of 1826 or 1827. However, Alan McGowan has sent me a copy of a birth record giving date of birth as 24-04-1825. McGowan also sent me his death record, which does give age 49, but this could be in error. By the way, both records have the spelling 'Fraser' though he also used the spelling 'Frazer', at least for a period.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 126
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 5
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 291
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 575
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 151
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 288, 372
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 171
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 80
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 164
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 9, 1 Sep. 1867, page 287
   [ILN], vol. 51, no. 1450, 12 Oct. 1867, page 411
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1765, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1934, 19 Aug. 1876, page 179
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Dr James Cunningham Fraser [Frazer]]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   [James Cunningham Fraser]

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

Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1868         (c)     1   -   0
Spens, W.C. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1873         (f)     3   -   1

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
Edinburgh 1874     Edinburgh Club Tournament     13.5  /  15


Player information updated: 6 May 2022