Medley, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  49  2273 (57) 19
1848  36  2318 (54) 0
1849  37  2364 (44) 47
1850  38  2371 (47) 19
1851  52  2338 (54) 6
1852  52  2323 (59) 5
1853  56  2330 (66) 0
1854  52  2337 (70) 0
1855  52  2344 (72) 0
1856  48  2351 (70) 2
1857  50  2348 (70) 2
1858  51  2341 (70) 3
1859  55  2344 (69) 0
1860  58  2346 (66) 8
1861  61  2341 (68) 1
1862  64  2335 (69) 11
1863  63  2320 (80) 0
1864  73  2305 (89) 0
1865  79  2290 (97) 0
1866  80  2275 (103) 0
1867  85  2260 (109) 0
1868  95  2245 (115) 0
1869  104  2230 (119) 0
1870  116  2215 (124) 0
1871  119  2200 (128) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Medley, George Webb  
Born: 31 July 1826
Died: 29 Nov. 1898
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 30-11-1825 and 29-11-1826. Kieseritzky (in La Régence) indicates that he was the brother of John R. Medley. Staunton mentions a 'Medley' as early as 21 Nov. 1846, in his Illustrated London News column (p.331).
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 41
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38, 530
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 276
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 340
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 355
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 147
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 287, 373
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 233
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 15, 17
Periodicals
   [BLL], 30 May 1847, page 6
   [BLL], 28 Nov. 1847, page 5
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1850, page 8
   [CP], vol. 4, July 1853, page 32
   [CPC], vol. 9, Aug. 1848, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 10, Mar. 1849, page 66
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [ILN], vol. 10, 21 Mar. 1847, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 40, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 47, 16 Dec. 1865, page 595
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 204
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Medley, G.W. 1847         (c)     1   -   0      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of a knight
Harrwitz, D. - Medley, G.W. 1847         (f)     11   -   7      Harrwitz, D. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Perigal, G. - Medley, G.W. 1849 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   6.5      Perigal, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Medley, G.W. - Bird, H.E. 1849         (f)     7   -   4
Perigal, G. - Medley, G.W. 1849 (2)         (f)     3   -   3      Perigal, G. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Staunton, H. - Medley, G.W. 1849         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Harrwitz, D. - Medley, G.W. 1850         (f)     1   -   3      Harrwitz, D. gave odds of pawn and move
Medley, G.W. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1850         (f)     9   -   6
Anderssen (offhand) - Medley, G.W. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Williams, E. (1) - Medley, G.W. 1852         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Medley, G.W. 1856         (c)     0   -   2      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Medley, G.W. 1858         (c)     3   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Medley, G.W. 1860         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Medley, G.W. - Schroder, A. (1) 1862         (f)     4.5   -   3.5      Medley, G.W. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

London 1849     Ries' Divan tournament    
  Medley, G.W. - Bird, H.E.     2 - 1    
  Medley, G.W. - Lowe, E.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Medley, G.W. - Buckle, H.T.     0 - 1    
  Medley, G.W. - Medley, J.R.     2 - 0    
Manchester 1857 (2)     1st British Chess Association Congress Minor Section    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     1 - 0    
  Medley, G.W. - Owen, J.     0 - 1    
London 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     0  /  1
Bristol and London 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Saint Bon     1 - 0    
London 1862 (4)     Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)    
  Medley, G.W. - Mackenzie, G.H.     1 - 2          Medley, G.W. gave odds of the move
London and Dublin 1865 (1)     St. James Club - Dublin Athenaeum Club Telegraphic Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Hillas     1 - 0    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Potter, W.N.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018