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William Fraser
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1830 to 1836
Overall record: +1 -5 =1 (21.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C53 Giuoco Piano (3 games)
C00 French Defense (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Brand vs W Fraser  1-0281830LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. W Fraser vs McDonnell 1-0541831MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
3. McDonnell vs W Fraser 1-0371831MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
4. McDonnell vs W Fraser 1-0371831MatchC00 French Defense
5. McDonnell vs W Fraser ½-½741831MatchC00 French Defense
6. W Fraser vs McDonnell 0-1251831MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
7. Saint-Amant vs W Fraser 1-0261836MatchA02 Bird's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-08  sneaky pete: In the year 1831, Mr. McDonnell commenced a match with Mr. F***** of twenty-one games on even terms. The following five games only were played; the first was drawn; and Mr. D. won three, and lost one, of the other four.

The match excited much interest among the Chess circle. I am not acquainted with the reason why it was not played out. Mr. F. has the reputation of being the first amateur player of the present day, but does not put it to the test, in the way Mr. McD. did.

William Greenwood Walker, A Selection of Games at Chess, 1836.

Oct-07-13  thomastonk: In search of a source of the initial "W" I found "Fraser, W. Esq." in the list of subscribers of William Lewis' book "A Series of Progressive Lessons on the Game of Chess" of 1831 (p. ix), but funnily enough, this book has been printed by "James Fraser, 215, Regent Street".
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  Stonehenge: William Frazer (Fraser) according to
Jan-10-16  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.

Jan-10-16  zanzibar: Which Fraser is George Walker talking about here - I would guess W. Fraser -

<As Chess player, never was first-rate, although after the death of Macdonnell, Cochrane being in India, and Fraser and Lewis having abandoned the game, there was for time no stronger player in the field than myself. Players of the force of Morphy, Deschapelles, Macdonnell, or La Bourdonnais, could always have given me the Pawn.>

From Westminster Papers, v10 (1878) p140

See online version by batgirl: (search <OUR PORTRAIT GALLERY No. 8.—MR. GEORGE WALKER>)

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