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George Brunton Fraser
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1851 to 1896
Overall record: +6 -8 =3 (44.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1831, died Dec-01-1905, 74 years old) United Kingdom

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George Brunton Fraser was Scottish Champion in 1898. In 1862, a chess column appeared in the "Dundee Courier and Argus," edited by Fraser. He passed away in Wormit, Fife in 1905.

Last updated: 2018-04-10 06:07:14

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sybil vs G B Fraser 1-0511851Correspondence -1853C54 Giuoco Piano
2. G B Fraser vs NN 1-0511856EnglandC51 Evans Gambit
3. Kolisch vs G B Fraser  0-1271860Match?C27 Vienna Game
4. G B Fraser vs Kolisch 0-1291861DundeeC01 French, Exchange
5. Steinitz vs G B Fraser  1-0251867DundeeC37 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Steinitz vs G B Fraser  0-1631867Dundee mC28 Vienna Game
7. G B Fraser vs Steinitz ½-½251867Dundee mC52 Evans Gambit
8. Steinitz vs G B Fraser 1-0531867Dundee (Scotland)C28 Vienna Game
9. G B Fraser vs Steinitz ½-½411867Dundee mC51 Evans Gambit
10. G MacDonnell vs G B Fraser  1-0211867Dundee CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
11. S Hamel vs G B Fraser  0-1571867Dundee CongressC39 King's Gambit Accepted
12. De Vere vs G B Fraser ½-½441867Dundee CongressC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. J Robertson vs G B Fraser  1-0321867Dundee CongressC20 King's Pawn Game
14. G B Fraser vs Steinitz 0-1251867Dundee CongressC60 Ruy Lopez
15. G B Fraser vs G Neumann 0-1491867Dundee CongressC60 Ruy Lopez
16. G B Fraser vs J D Chambers  1-0351891GBR Fraser corr-96C30 King's Gambit Declined
17. G B Fraser vs J Birks 1-0461896corrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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  Benzol: George Brunton Fraser
Born 1831
Died 1st December 1905 in Wormit, Fife
He was Scottish champion in 1898.

I'm unsure how he could have played games 1-3 in this file, the year 1831 as that was the year he was born.

Aug-10-06  edo.chess: GB Fraser was born in 1831 (or possibly very late in 1830) according to Gaige's Chess Personalia. The 1831 games were probably played by W. Fraser (see or ). And 'MacDonnell' should of course be 'McDonnell'.
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  GrahamClayton: Photo:
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  wordfunph: He had a chess library of over 500 chess books.

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  zanzibar: And beware that this Fraser,

George Brunton Fraser

is sometimes seen with last name Frazer, especially later in life, according to Harding in <Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography>, p55.

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  zanzibar: Tim Harding mentions that he was also a wine merchant...

<Wine merchant George Brunton Fraser, organiser of Dundee 1867, one of the leading Scottish CC players of the 19th century and an important organiser of postal tournaments. In the book, Fraser appears in a group photograph.>

Where a photograph of him can be found.

Anybody know Tim Harding? In particular, I'm wondering if he might consider putting the many wonderful photographs he has of chess players into public domain.

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  zanzibar: Announcement of G.B. Fraser's chess column in Dundee Courier & Argus, from 1862.07.05:

He began his column with elementary lessons on how to move the pieces:

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  zanzibar: In his 3rd column G.B. Fraser gives the following values for the pieces (out to 2 places no less!):

"The following is generally recognised as sufficiently close for all practical purposes, viz.:--"

P = 1.00
N = 3.05
B = 3.50
R = 5.48
Q = 9.94

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