Walker, George (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1829  11  2345 (113) 3
1830  12  2366 (109) 0
1831  12  2387 (105) 0
1832  10  2408 (100) 0
1833  10  2428 (94) 0
1834  2449 (86) 0
1835  2470 (77) 14
1836  10  2463 (73) 9
1837  12  2458 (73) 0
1838  15  2453 (70) 3
1839  16  2464 (67) 5
1840  12  2484 (64) 4
1841  11  2504 (61) 0
1842  10  2524 (52) 95
1843  14  2500 (55) 13
1844  12  2504 (58) 1
1845  12  2520 (56) 7
1846  13  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. 4, no. 4, Aug. 1874, page 119
   [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
   [MaSZ], vol. 1, no. 7, Feb. 1850, page 105
   [MaSZ], vol. 1, no. 12, July 1850, page 186
   [SZ], vol. 6, no. 2, Feb. 1851, page 45
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 5
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1876, page 140
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: 3 Jun. 2023