McDonnell, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1826  2406 (124) 3
1827  2425 (120) 0
1828  2444 (115) 0
1829  2463 (109) 0
1830  2482 (103) 0
1831  2501 (96) 5
1832  2519 (91) 0
1833  2538 (84) 0
1834  2556 (76) 215
1835  2527 (80) 14

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McDonnell, Alexander  
Born: 22 May 1798
Died: 14 Sep. 1835
 
References
Books
   Bird, Chess History and Reminiscences
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 87
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 275
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 188
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 197
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 240
   Murray, History of Chess, page 880
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 34, 39
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 3
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 2
   Utterberg, De la Bourdonnais versus McDonnell
   Walker, Chess and Chess Players, page 367
   Walker, Chess Studies, page vii
   Walker, A Selection of Games at Chess
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 306
Periodicals
   [BCM], May 1906, page 192
   [BLL], 27 Sep. 1835, page 3
   [BLL], 7 Dec. 1862, page 1
   [BLL], 5 Mar. 1870, page 7
   [CMNY], vol. 1, Jan. 1857, page 28
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Mar. 1859, page 73
   [CPC], vol. 3, 7 May 1842, page 11
   [CPC], vol. 4, Dec. 1843, page 371
   [CPM], vol. 2, June 1864, page 164
   [FM], vol. 21, Mar. 1840, page 311
   [ILN], vol. 7, 25 Oct. 1845, page 267
   [ILN], vol. 27, 11 Aug. 1855, page 187
   [NYC], 7 May 1859
   [Pal], vol. 4, 15 June 1844, page 266
   [RiS], vol. 1, Aug. 1859, page 119
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 2
   Harding, Tim.  [Snippets from Chess History], page 6
   Harding, Tim.  [Who was the strongest Irish player of all time?]
   O'Fee, James.  [Alexander McDonnell 1798-1835]
   Sarah.  [Alexander McDonnell]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Thomas, W.R.  [Captain William Evans], page 2
   Winter, Edward.  [Alexander McDonnell]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3437. Alexander McDonnell]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4070. McDonnell and Labourdonnais]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Evans, W.D. - McDonnell, A. 1826         (c)     3   -   0      McDonnell, A. gave odds of a knight
McDonnell, A. - Frazer, W. 1831         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. - McDonnell, A. 1834         (f)     51.5   -   33.5
McDonnell, A. - Matthews, F.H. 1834         (c)     63.5   -   66.5      McDonnell, A. gave odds of a knight
McDonnell, A. - Gamble, B. 1835         (c)     2   -   0      McDonnell, A. gave odds of a knight
McDonnell, A. - Walker, G. (1) 1835         (c)     2.5   -   11.5      McDonnell, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 31 Jul. 2016