MacDonnell, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  77  2237 (113) 1
1854  72  2253 (108) 0
1855  72  2270 (103) 0
1856  75  2287 (97) 0
1857  65  2303 (91) 1
1858  57  2331 (85) 0
1859  49  2359 (78) 0
1860  43  2387 (69) 1
1861  31  2432 (59) 1
1862  19  2482 (44) 36
1863  23  2463 (49) 10
1864  20  2476 (54) 0
1865  16  2489 (52) 6
1866  13  2507 (49) 11
1867  12  2530 (49) 11
1868  13  2532 (52) 1
1869  13  2533 (48) 17
1870  14  2526 (54) 0
1871  13  2519 (54) 0
1872  14  2512 (47) 16
1873  15  2510 (48) 6
1874  22  2484 (48) 16
1875  21  2479 (53) 1
1876  21  2490 (52) 12
1877  23  2473 (60) 0
1878  25  2455 (63) 0
1879  30  2438 (62) 3
1880  38  2428 (63) 0
1881  45  2419 (61) 1
1882  55  2409 (55) 0
1883  63  2399 (44) 25
1884  78  2373 (42) 13
1885  89  2358 (41) 17
1886  96  2338 (43) 20
1887  113  2319 (52) 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
   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, Nov. 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, Jan. 1861, page 24
   [CPC], vol. 3, Nov. 1861, page 348
   [CPM], vol. 1, Sep. 1865, page 283
   [CW], vol. 4, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [ILN], vol. 39, 28 Dec. 1861, page 665
   [NYC], 23 Aug. 1862
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
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 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 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Medley, G.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1862 (3)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     7  /  11
Dublin 1865     Dublin Masters Tournament     3.5  /  5
London 1866 (1)     1st British Chess Association Challenge Cup     3.5  /  7
London 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
  MacDonnell, G.A. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 1    
London and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Thorold, E.     1 - 0    
London 1869 (1)     London Handicap Tournament (British Chess Association?)    
  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 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 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6  /  10
London 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4  /  7
London 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 (1)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
London 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 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     6.5  /  11
London 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Keates     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
London 1879 (1)     Lowenthal Tourney, 1st Class     1  /  3
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0    
London 1882 (8)     City of London Club Handicap    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Bramham, W.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of a knight
London 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     19.5  /  25
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2  /  6
London 1884 (10)     Simpson's Divan Handicap - Section B     4  /  7
London 1885 (5)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     1  /  2
London 1885 (7)     British Chess Association Tournament     10  /  15
London 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     2  /  7
Nottingham 1886 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     3.5  /  6
London 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: 21 Sept. 2017