MacDonnell, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  76  2231 (113) 1
1854  73  2248 (109) 0
1855  74  2264 (103) 0
1856  77  2281 (98) 0
1857  71  2297 (91) 1
1858  60  2325 (85) 0
1859  50  2352 (78) 0
1860  46  2380 (69) 1
1861  34  2424 (59) 1
1862  21  2474 (44) 36
1863  24  2455 (49) 10
1864  19  2467 (54) 0
1865  14  2479 (52) 6
1866  15  2498 (49) 11
1867  14  2519 (50) 9
1868  12  2525 (52) 1
1869  12  2530 (49) 17
1870  14  2524 (55) 0
1871  14  2519 (54) 0
1872  15  2513 (47) 16
1873  16  2512 (49) 6
1874  20  2486 (48) 16
1875  21  2482 (53) 1
1876  20  2494 (52) 12
1877  20  2478 (60) 0
1878  24  2462 (63) 0
1879  29  2446 (62) 3
1880  35  2439 (63) 0
1881  45  2431 (60) 2
1882  54  2417 (55) 0
1883  63  2404 (44) 25
1884  79  2375 (42) 13
1885  90  2359 (41) 17
1886  99  2338 (43) 20
1887  115  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
   [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, 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)     Grand Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)     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)     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, 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     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, England 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, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     6.5  /  11
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 (3)     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 (5)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     1  /  2
London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association Tournament     10  /  15
London, England 1886 (2)     British Chess Club Master Tourney     2  /  7
Nottingham 1886 (1)     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: 1 Nov. 2018