MacDonnell, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  84  2244 (113) 1
1854  79  2260 (109) 0
1855  81  2276 (103) 0
1856  81  2292 (97) 0
1857  75  2308 (90) 1
1858  65  2335 (85) 0
1859  59  2363 (78) 0
1860  51  2390 (68) 1
1861  36  2434 (57) 1
1862  22  2483 (42) 40
1863  26  2461 (48) 10
1864  22  2473 (53) 0
1865  18  2485 (52) 6
1866  14  2502 (49) 11
1867  16  2522 (50) 9
1868  15  2527 (52) 1
1869  14  2530 (48) 17
1870  15  2525 (54) 0
1871  16  2519 (54) 0
1872  19  2513 (47) 17
1873  19  2508 (48) 6
1874  24  2481 (47) 16
1875  23  2477 (52) 2
1876  21  2485 (53) 11
1877  26  2471 (60) 0
1878  29  2457 (63) 0
1879  36  2443 (62) 3
1880  42  2437 (63) 0
1881  49  2431 (60) 2
1882  55  2418 (55) 0
1883  66  2405 (44) 25
1884  86  2377 (42) 13
1885  100  2361 (41) 17
1886  112  2342 (43) 20
1887  128  2323 (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, 107
   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     4  /  7
  MacDonnell, G.A. - Zukertort, J.H.     0 - 1    
  MacDonnell, G.A. - de Vere, C.V.     1.5 - 0.5    
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 (9)     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 (7)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     1  /  2
London, England 1885 (9)     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: 3 Apr. 2022