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Number of games in database: 124
Years covered: 1860 to 1887
Overall record: +58 -48 =10 (54.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 1-0
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 1-0
G MacDonnell vs Anderssen, 1862 1/2-1/2
G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1861 1-0
Bird vs G MacDonnell, 1882 1/2-1/2
G MacDonnell vs Blackburne, 1862 1-0
V Green vs G MacDonnell, 1862 0-1
G MacDonnell vs G B Fraser, 1867 1-0
E Thorold vs G MacDonnell, 1870 0-1
G MacDonnell vs A Mongredien, 1862 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63 (1862)
London (Vizayanagaram) (1883)
Dundee Congress (1867)
5th BCA Congress, London (1862)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
London 1883 Vizayanagaram Tournament by MissScarlett
Dundee Congress 1867 by Calli
1862 London by Treev
BCA Challenge Cup 1868/69 by MissScarlett
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| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 138
|1. G MacDonnell vs S Boden
||0-1||38||1860||Casual game||C51 Evans Gambit|
|2. S Boden vs G MacDonnell
|| ||1-0||61||1860||Casual game||C41 Philidor Defense|
|3. G MacDonnell vs S Boden
||1-0||28||1861||Casual game||C51 Evans Gambit|
|4. V Green vs G MacDonnell
||0-1||27||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C41 Philidor Defense|
|5. G MacDonnell vs Steinitz
||½-½||41||1862||Casual game||C51 Evans Gambit|
|6. G MacDonnell vs T Barnes
||1-0||30||1862||Casual game||B20 Sicilian|
|7. G MacDonnell vs J Robey
|| ||0-1||25||1862||Casual game||C45 Scotch Game|
|8. T Barnes vs G MacDonnell
||1-0||40||1862||Casual game||C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense|
|9. G MacDonnell vs T Barnes
||1-0||24||1862||Casual game||B27 Sicilian|
|10. G MacDonnell vs T Barnes
||0-1||59||1862||Casual game||B20 Sicilian|
|11. T Barnes vs G MacDonnell
||0-1||35||1862||Casual game||C39 King's Gambit Accepted|
|12. G MacDonnell vs J Robey
||1-0||33||1862||Casual game||C51 Evans Gambit|
|13. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen
||½-½||27||1862||London||C39 King's Gambit Accepted|
|14. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen
||0-1||29||1862||ENG||C51 Evans Gambit|
|15. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen
||1-0||37||1862||London casual||C51 Evans Gambit|
|16. G MacDonnell vs F Deacon
||1-0||25||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||B40 Sicilian|
|17. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen
||0-1||31||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||B40 Sicilian|
|18. G MacDonnell vs Hannah
||0-1||37||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C01 French, Exchange|
|19. Paulsen vs G MacDonnell
||1-0||39||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|20. G MacDonnell vs A Mongredien
||1-0||20||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C41 Philidor Defense|
|21. G MacDonnell vs Steinitz
||1-0||29||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|22. G MacDonnell vs Blackburne
||1-0||50||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|23. J Robey vs G MacDonnell
|| ||0-1||46||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||C41 Philidor Defense|
|24. Owen vs G MacDonnell
|| ||0-1||52||1862||5th BCA Congress, London||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|25. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell
||1-0||47||1862||MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63||C41 Philidor Defense|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 138
|May-12-05|| ||InspiredByMorphy: According to this site http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/p... Born 1830 Died 1899 . In my opinion the following are notable games
G MacDonnell vs Steinitz, 1862
G MacDonnell vs Blackburne, 1862
Blackburne vs G MacDonnell, 1867
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872
G MacDonnell vs S Hamel, 1867
|Jun-26-05|| ||sneaky pete: From the British Chess Magazine (1930):
Although a distant member of the same family he should not be confused with Alexander MacDonnell, the illustrious rival of La Bourdonnais. Such was often the case in his early days. It is said that after playing Steinitz in the Dundee congress of 1867, the latter called one of his elders aside and whispered: "He is stronger now than he was when he played La Bourdonnais." G.A.MacDonnell was soon informed of this and wittily remarked: "That other MacDonnell has been living on my reputation ever since he died."
|Aug-16-06|| ||biglo: Here is a picture of Rev George MacDonnell http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
|May-22-09|| ||keypusher: A very entertaining book by the Rev., with pen portraits of Steinitz, Zukertort, Blackburne, Bird, Mason, etc....and it's free.|
|Feb-28-10|| ||Chessical: The Mackenzie - MacDonnell match of 1862 is featured here: Game Collection: MacDonnell - Mackenzie match 1862.|
|Mar-17-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Player of the Day,George Alock MacDonnell.|
|Mar-17-11|| ||chesstyro: nice move chess games. happy saint patricks day!|
|Aug-16-11|| ||Domdaniel: Ireland, 1830.
- Well, that's decided. We'll call the boy 'George', in honour of their late majesties George I, George II, George III and George IV. And the Georgian Squares of Dublin. Name a boy after a square, he may become a decent chessplayer, what?
- That's nice, dear. But what about a middle name? I thought 'Patrick' after my Uncle Pat?
- Uncle Patrick Prunty? The clergyman who changed his name to Bronte and whose daughters write scandalous romantic novels? Never. It's a name for peasants, in any case. If you want the boy to be a Reverend, why not call him 'Alcock', eh?
... and George Alcock it was, Reverend and chessplayer.
|Aug-16-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. George Alcock MacDonnell.|
|Jul-15-15|| ||zanzibar: Noted his use of the pseudonym "Mars" when writing for the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.|
The story of Neumann's confusion as to which McDonnell he was playing (he thought he played better than when he face La Bourdonnais!) is well told there as well, including this:
Steinitz -- They are always confounding you with the other McDonnell.
McDonnell -- Yes, that other McDonnell has been living off of my reputation ever since he died!
|Aug-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, George MacDonnell.|
|Feb-24-19|| ||MissScarlett: <November 1886, page 335:|
‘When once my opinion was asked about the strength of a certain well-known English player who continually tried to blow himself up into a first-rate in a Sporting and Dramatic manner, I answered: “He evidently has an extraordinary good memory, for he always makes the same mistakes”.’>
|Feb-17-22|| ||Nosnibor: MacDonnell went on to win the Glowworm Tourney 1868/69 which was a knock-out event and ran concurrently with the B.C.A. (2) Challenge Cup. This event was limited to British players only and MacDonnell won this Tourney,beating De Vere in the third round. This was probably one of his finest achievements.|
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