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James Robey
Number of games in database: 17
Years covered: 1861 to 1871
Overall record: +4 -11 =2 (29.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1826, died Nov-1885, 59 years old) Australia

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 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Paulsen vs J Robey  ½-½291861Blindfold simul, 10bB01 Scandinavian
2. Paulsen vs J Robey 1-0381861Blindfold simul, 10bC42 Petrov Defense
3. J Robey vs Owen 0-13518625th BCA Congress, LondonB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. Falkbeer vs J Robey  ½-½261862Casual gameC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. J Robey vs S Boden  1-0331862Casual gameC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. S Boden vs J Robey  1-0301862Casual gameC58 Two Knights
7. J Robey vs A Mongredien 0-13018625th BCA Congress, LondonB06 Robatsch
8. V Green vs J Robey 1-03018625th BCA Congress, LondonC25 Vienna
9. J Robey vs Paulsen  0-12918625th BCA Congress, LondonC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. J Robey vs T Barnes 0-14618625th BCA Congress, LondonC42 Petrov Defense
11. J Robey vs Anderssen 0-14018625th BCA Congress, LondonC67 Ruy Lopez
12. Steinitz vs J Robey 1-03718625th BCA Congress, LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. F Deacon vs J Robey 0-12818625th BCA Congress, LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
14. Blackburne vs J Robey 0-13618625th BCA Congress, LondonC44 King's Pawn Game
15. J Robey vs G MacDonnell  0-14618625th BCA Congress, LondonC41 Philidor Defense
16. J Robey vs Steinitz 1-0231865Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
17. Blackburne vs J Robey  1-0271871Blindfold simul, 10bC38 King's Gambit Accepted
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May-29-12  Kinan: So this guy has 3 wins in database, 2 of them are against Steinitz and Blackburne.
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<Di Felice and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give 'Robey, James' at London 1862. Gaige, Feenstra Kuiper and the Illustrated London News (26 July 1862, p.95) give just 'Robey'. Gaige lists a 'Rob(e)y, James', born 1826, died 'c11-1885', and so this could have been the player at London 1862. However, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1860 (p.173) mentions an 'S. Robey' in London. Furthermore, the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1861 (p.161) suggests that Robey came from Sidney (Sydney, Australia?).>

This is probably the same player:


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  Domdaniel: Presumably not the 'J.Robey' of YouTube fame.

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