Walker, George (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1829  11  2356 (113) 3
1830  2376 (109) 0
1831  2396 (105) 0
1832  2415 (100) 0
1833  2435 (94) 0
1834  2455 (87) 0
1835  2475 (78) 14
1836  2469 (73) 9
1837  10  2464 (73) 0
1838  12  2459 (70) 3
1839  14  2468 (67) 5
1840  10  2488 (64) 4
1841  2507 (61) 0
1842  2527 (52) 95
1843  14  2502 (55) 13
1844  14  2506 (58) 1
1845  12  2521 (56) 7
1846  12  2515 (51) 49

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walker, George (1)  
   Also known as: Z.A.
Born: 13 Mar. 1803
Died: 23 Apr. 1879
 
Notes:
Still playing in 1861, when he was in a simultaneous exhibition by Kolisch in Leeds. Murray (British Chess Magazine, May 1906, p.190) identifies the player named 'Z.A.' in the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1845 (pp.66-69, 130-132, 196-198) as George Walker. This identification was made in the Chess Player's Chronicle in June 1879 (p.217).
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 99
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 530
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 166, 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 455
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 341
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 70, 87, 581
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 374
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 2
   Murray, History of Chess, page 880
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 31, 177
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 4, 6, 15
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 1, 34
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 128
Periodicals
   [BCM], no. 5, May 1906, page 189
   [BLL], 9 May 1841, page 3
   [BLL], 30 Nov. 1845, page 3
   [BLL], 23 Feb. 1862, page 1
   [BLL], no. 2542, 1 Jan. 1870, page 3
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 14, 29 Jan. 1842, page 221
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 1843, page 224
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 3, Mar. 1845, page 66
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 5, May 1845, page 130
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 7, July 1845, page 196
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 9, Sep. 1849, page 269
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, 1 June 1879, page 217
   [Era], vol. 3, no. 134, 18 Apr. 1841, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 5
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The London-Vienna Correspondence Match (Part 1)], page 2
   Murray, H.J.R.  [Howard Staunton by H.J.R. Murray]
   Sarah.  [George Walker]
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Tomlinson, Charles.  [Simpson's Divan]

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

Lewis, W. - Walker, G. (1) 1829         (c)     1.5   -   1.5      Lewis, W. 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
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Walker, G. (1) 1836         (c)     5.5   -   3.5
Boncourt, H.H. - Walker, G. (1) 1838         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Walker, G. (1) - Mongredien, A. (1) 1839         (c)     2   -   3      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. - Walker, G. (1) 1840         (c)     2   -   2      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of pawn and move
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Walker, G. (1) 1842         (c)     1   -   0
Walker, G. (1) - Cochrane, J. 1842         (c)     53   -   41
Cochrane, J. - Walker, G. (1) 1843         (c)     8   -   5
Walker, G. (1) - Rousseau, E. 1844         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Walker, G. (1) - Cronhelm, E. 1845         (c)     4.5   -   0.5      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Walker, G. (1) - Forth, C. 1845         (c)     1   -   1      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Walker, G. (1) 1846         (c)     0   -   1
Walker, G. (1) - Cronhelm, E. 1846         (c)     5   -   4      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves
Harrwitz, D. - Walker, G. (1) 1846         (f)     5   -   7
Walker, G. (1) - Kieseritzky, L.A.B.F. 1846         (c)     2   -   1
Walker, G. (1) - Spreckley, G.S. 1846         (c)     0.5   -   0.5      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Walker, G. (1) - Schwabe, G.C. 1846         (c)     2   -   0      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Walker, G. (1) - Tuckett, W.J.W. 1846 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   2.5
Walker, G. (1) - Tuckett, W.J.W. 1846 (2)         (f)     4   -   11      Walker, G. (1) gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021