MacDonnell, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  77  2242 (113) 1
1854  72  2259 (109) 0
1855  72  2276 (103) 0
1856  76  2292 (98) 0
1857  69  2309 (91) 1
1858  56  2337 (85) 0
1859  50  2365 (78) 0
1860  42  2393 (69) 1
1861  31  2438 (59) 1
1862  22  2488 (44) 36
1863  23  2468 (49) 10
1864  20  2481 (54) 0
1865  16  2493 (52) 6
1866  14  2510 (49) 11
1867  12  2533 (49) 11
1868  13  2535 (52) 1
1869  13  2537 (48) 17
1870  15  2530 (54) 0
1871  12  2522 (54) 0
1872  14  2515 (47) 16
1873  15  2513 (48) 6
1874  21  2487 (48) 16
1875  21  2482 (53) 1
1876  20  2492 (52) 12
1877  22  2475 (60) 0
1878  24  2457 (63) 0
1879  31  2440 (62) 3
1880  39  2431 (63) 0
1881  45  2421 (60) 1
1882  55  2411 (55) 0
1883  62  2402 (44) 25
1884  78  2375 (42) 13
1885  88  2360 (41) 17
1886  96  2339 (43) 20
1887  112  2321 (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
   [WP], vol. 1, 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
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: 27 Mar. 2018