MacDonnell, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  83  2239 (113) 1
1854  78  2255 (109) 0
1855  80  2271 (103) 0
1856  81  2287 (97) 0
1857  75  2303 (90) 1
1858  65  2331 (85) 0
1859  57  2358 (77) 0
1860  51  2385 (68) 1
1861  36  2429 (57) 1
1862  22  2479 (42) 40
1863  25  2456 (48) 10
1864  22  2467 (53) 0
1865  18  2479 (52) 6
1866  14  2496 (49) 11
1867  16  2516 (50) 9
1868  15  2521 (52) 1
1869  13  2525 (48) 17
1870  16  2519 (54) 0
1871  17  2513 (54) 0
1872  18  2507 (47) 16
1873  20  2505 (48) 6
1874  23  2479 (48) 16
1875  22  2471 (53) 1
1876  24  2479 (53) 11
1877  28  2465 (60) 0
1878  31  2452 (63) 0
1879  35  2438 (62) 3
1880  41  2432 (63) 0
1881  48  2427 (60) 2
1882  56  2415 (55) 0
1883  66  2403 (44) 25
1884  83  2375 (42) 13
1885  93  2360 (41) 17
1886  103  2340 (43) 20
1887  122  2321 (51) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: MacDonnell, George Alcock  
   Also known as: Rev. George Alcock MacDonnell; Hiber; Mars
Born: 16 Aug. 1830
Died: 3 June 1899
 
Notes:
The Report of the Manchester Meeting of 1857 has 'J.A. McDonnell'.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 40
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 87
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 42, 964
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 260
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 188
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 145
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 7, 318, 577
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 41
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 197
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 31, 114, 157, 236
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 25, Jan. 1861, page 24
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 35, Nov. 1861, page 348
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 9, Sep. 1865, page 283
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 9, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [ILN], vol. 39, no. 1124, 28 Dec. 1861, page 665
   [NYC], 23 Aug. 1862
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 11, Feb. 1869, page 122
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The Last Homecoming of Mars]
   Harding, Tim.  [Who was the strongest Irish player of all time?]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3974. The Steinitz-Wormald-MacDonnell controversy]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Buckle, H.T. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1853         (c)     1   -   0
MacDonnell, G.A. - Hannah, J.W. 1862         (f)     2.5   -   0.5
Anderssen (offhand) - MacDonnell, G.A. 1862         (c)     2   -   2
MacDonnell, G.A. - Maude, G. 1862         (f)     4.5   -   3.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1862         (f)     5.5   -   8.5
Mackenzie, G.H. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1863         (f)     6.5   -   3.5
de Riviere, J.A. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1865         (c)     1   -   0
MacDonnell, G.A. - Wisker, J. 1873         (f)     3.5   -   0.5
Wisker, J. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1874         (f)     9   -   6
MacDonnell, G.A. - Down, Ms. H.C. 1878         (c)     0   -   1
Blackburne, J.H. - MacDonnell, G.A. 1887         (f)     2.5   -   1.5

Tournament data

Manchester 1857 (2)     1st British Chess Association Congress Minor Section    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Medley, G.W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1860 (3)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Pieconka (1)     0 - 1          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol and London, England 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Medley, G.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     7  /  11
Dublin 1865     Dublin Masters Tournament     3.5  /  5
London, England 1866 (1)     1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup     3.5  /  7
London, England 1866 (2)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Thorold, E.     2 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of the move
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 2    
Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     6.5  /  9
London, England and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Thorold, E.     1 - 0    
London, England 1869 (1)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Franklin, S.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and move
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Green, S.J.     0 - 1          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Franklin, S.     1 - 0    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - de Vere, C.V.     1.5 - 0.5    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Lord, J.     1 - 0    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Wisker, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6  /  10
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4  /  7
London, England 1872 (3)     British Chess Association Grand Tourney     3.5  /  7
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Zukertort, J.H.     0 - 1    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Monk (1)     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Berwick, A.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     5.5  /  10
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Keates     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1879 (1)     Lowenthal Tourney, 1st Class     1  /  3
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0    
London, England 1881 (4)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Staniforth, H.S.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1882 (8)     City of London Club Handicap    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Bramham, W.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     19.5  /  25
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2  /  6
London, England 1884 (10)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section B     4  /  7
London, England 1885 (5)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     1  /  2
London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association Tournament     10  /  15
London, England 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     2  /  7
Nottingham 1886 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     3.5  /  6
London, England 1886 (6)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Tennyson Prize Tourney     6  /  7
Stamford 1887 (1)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division I     2  /  6
Stamford 1887 (3)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Newham, W.L.     0 - 1          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021