Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  109  1945 (144) 2
1852  93  1955 (142) 0
1853  102  1966 (140) 0
1854  109  1976 (137) 0
1855  121  1987 (135) 0
1856  142  1998 (132) 0
1857  151  2008 (129) 0
1858  153  2019 (125) 0
1859  168  2029 (122) 0
1860  177  2040 (117) 0
1861  183  2050 (113) 0
1862  173  2061 (107) 0
1863  161  2071 (101) 0
1864  163  2082 (95) 0
1865  161  2093 (87) 0
1866  173  2103 (77) 0
1867  167  2114 (66) 18
1868  171  2103 (71) 0
1869  183  2093 (74) 0
1870  196  2083 (74) 0
1871  203  2073 (71) 3
1872  220  2061 (70) 3
1873  236  2045 (67) 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
   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, 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, May 1850, page 130
   [CPC], vol. 12, Mar. 1851, page 94
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 219
   [CPC], vol. 1, July 1853, page 201
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CW], vol. 1, June 1865, page 104
   [ILN], vol. 15, 29 Sep. 1849, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 18, 5 Apr. 1851, page 273
   [ILN], vol. 21, 30 Oct. 1852, page 355
   [ILN], vol. 51, 9 Nov. 1867, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 62, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 65, 12 Dec. 1874, page 571
   [NCG], 23 May 1840
   [Pal], vol. 1, 15 June 1842, page 319
   [WP], vol. 4, 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: 30 Sept. 2018