Medley, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  56  2272 (57) 19
1848  42  2315 (54) 0
1849  44  2358 (44) 47
1850  46  2366 (47) 19
1851  57  2335 (53) 6
1852  53  2320 (59) 5
1853  59  2328 (66) 0
1854  57  2336 (70) 0
1855  56  2344 (71) 0
1856  56  2352 (70) 2
1857  57  2348 (69) 2
1858  60  2341 (70) 3
1859  65  2342 (69) 0
1860  70  2344 (66) 8
1861  76  2338 (68) 1
1862  74  2332 (69) 11
1863  78  2317 (80) 0
1864  84  2302 (89) 0
1865  91  2286 (96) 0
1866  96  2271 (103) 0
1867  100  2256 (109) 0
1868  112  2241 (114) 0
1869  121  2226 (119) 0
1870  136  2211 (123) 0
1871  148  2196 (127) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 69, 79
   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, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 287, 373
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 233
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 15, 17
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 92
Periodicals
   [BLL], 30 May 1847, page 6
   [BLL], 28 Nov. 1847, page 5
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1850, page 8
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 161
   [CP], vol. 4, no. 1, July 1853, page 32
   [CPC], vol. 9, no. 8, Aug. 1848, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 3, Mar. 1849, page 66
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Aug. 1874, page 118
   [ILN], vol. 10, no. 257, 21 Mar. 1847, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 47, no. 1347, 16 Dec. 1865, page 595
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, 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, England 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, England 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     0  /  1
Bristol and London, England 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - de Saint Bon, S.A.P.     1 - 0    
London, England 1862 (4)     British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Medley, G.W. - Mackenzie, G.H.     1 - 2          Medley, G.W. gave odds of the move
London, England and Dublin 1865 (1)     St. James Club - Dublin Athenaeum Club Telegraphic Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Hillas     1 - 0    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Potter, W.N.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022