Robertson, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  124  1938 (146) 2
1852  102  1948 (144) 0
1853  114  1958 (142) 0
1854  122  1968 (139) 0
1855  142  1978 (136) 0
1856  158  1989 (133) 0
1857  166  1999 (130) 0
1858  178  2009 (126) 0
1859  194  2019 (122) 0
1860  203  2029 (118) 0
1861  206  2039 (113) 0
1862  205  2049 (108) 0
1863  191  2059 (101) 0
1864  196  2070 (94) 0
1865  201  2080 (86) 0
1866  213  2090 (77) 0
1867  193  2100 (65) 18
1868  222  2086 (70) 0
1869  229  2071 (72) 0
1870  250  2057 (72) 0
1871  271  2043 (69) 3
1872  292  2025 (66) 3
1873  335  2001 (61) 28
1874  359  1992 (70) 6

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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 166
   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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 164
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 9, Oct. 1874, page 213
   [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
   [Fld], 12 Sep. 1874
   [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
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1874, page 66
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
Edinburgh 1874     Edinburgh Club Tournament     9  /  15


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022