Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  123  1936 (146) 2
1852  100  1946 (144) 0
1853  113  1957 (141) 0
1854  121  1967 (139) 0
1855  139  1977 (136) 0
1856  156  1987 (133) 0
1857  167  1997 (130) 0
1858  177  2007 (126) 0
1859  191  2017 (122) 0
1860  198  2028 (118) 0
1861  203  2038 (113) 0
1862  201  2048 (108) 0
1863  190  2058 (101) 0
1864  189  2068 (95) 0
1865  190  2078 (87) 0
1866  204  2088 (77) 0
1867  189  2099 (66) 18
1868  200  2086 (71) 0
1869  213  2073 (73) 0
1870  225  2060 (73) 0
1871  256  2047 (70) 3
1872  269  2032 (68) 3
1873  298  2011 (65) 28

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Robertson, James Alexander  
   Also known as: Colonel Robertson; Major Robertson; Captain Robertson
Born: 1804
Died: 1 Sep. 1874
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 2-09-1803 and 1-09-1804. In 1838 (Bell's Life in London, 5 Aug. 1838, p.2), 1842 (Le Palamède, 2nd ser. v.1, 15 June 1842, p.319) and 1844 (Chess Studies, p.ix) he was 'Captain Robertson'; in 1849 (Illustrated London News, 29 Sept. 1849, p.219), 1850 (Chess Player's Chronicle, v.11, p.130), 1851 (The Chess Tournament, p.lxx; Illustrated London News, 5 Apr. 1851, p.273), 1852 (Illustrated London News, 30 Oct. 1852, p.355) and 1853 (Chess Player's Chronicle, v.1, pp.201, 313; British Chess Review, v.1, p.51) he was 'Major Robertson'; in 1867 (Illustrated London News, 9 Nov. 1867, p.523) and at his death in 1874 (Illustrated London News, 12 Dec. 1874, p.571) he was 'Colonel Robertson'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 356
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 144, 367
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 579
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 288, 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 76, 149, 165
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
   Walker, Chess Studies, page ix
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 51
   [BLL], 5 Aug. 1838, page 2
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1839, page 4
   [BLL], 11 Oct. 1840, page 3
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 5, May 1850, page 130
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 1851, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 7, July 1852, page 219
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 7, July 1853, page 201
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CW], vol. 1, no. 4, June 1865, page 104
   [ILN], vol. 15, no. 392, 29 Sep. 1849, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 18, no. 477, 5 Apr. 1851, page 273
   [ILN], vol. 21, no. 587, 30 Oct. 1852, page 355
   [ILN], vol. 51, no. 1454, 9 Nov. 1867, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1765, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1842, 12 Dec. 1874, page 571
   [NCG], 23 May 1840
   [Pal], vol. 1, no. 7, 15 June 1842, page 319
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee 1867]

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 2    
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     3  /  9
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     3  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Baxter, C.M.     1 - 0    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Scott, P.     0 - 1          Robertson, Ja.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Jenkin, J.     1 - 2    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Craig (1)     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1873 (1)     Edinburgh Club Chess Party    
  Robertson, Ja.A. - Gloag, J.A.L.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh 1873 (2)     Edinburgh Club Tournament     15  /  27


Player information updated: 5 May 2020