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G MacDonnell 
 
George Alcock MacDonnell
Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 1861 to 1883
Overall record: +43 -38 =9 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Giuoco Piano (8) 
    C50 C53 C54
 King's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    C37 C39 C35
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C84 C67 C79 C80
 Bird's Opening (4) 
    A02 A03
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
    C41
 Scotch Game (4) 
    C45
With the Black pieces:
 Philidor's Defense (8) 
    C41
 King's Gambit Declined (5) 
    C30 C31
 Sicilian (5) 
    B23 B21 B20 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 D05 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 1-0
   G MacDonnell vs Anderssen, 1862 1/2-1/2
   Bird vs G MacDonnell, 1882 1/2-1/2
   G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1872 1-0
   V Green vs G MacDonnell, 1862 0-1
   G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1861 1-0
   G MacDonnell vs J Wisker, 1874 1-0
   G MacDonnell vs Steinitz, 1862 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63 (1862)
   Dundee Congress (1867)
   London (Vizayanagaram) (1883)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Dundee Congress 1867 by Calli

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GEORGE ALCOCK MACDONNELL
(born Aug-16-1830, died Jun-03-1899, 68 years old) Ireland

[what is this?]
(Reverend) George Alcock MacDonnell born 1830 was an Irish player and author. He was 3rd= at Dundee 1867 and 3rd= at London 1872 and had a chess column in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.

He played two matches with George Henry Mackenzie in 1862 - 63; winning the first but losing the second Game Collection: MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63 (1862)

note: MacDonnell played on the teams of Em. Lasker / MacDonnell, Blackburne / Bird / MacDonnell, De Vere / MacDonnell, MacDonnell / Zukertort & G Macdonnell / Pollock.

Wikipedia article: George Alcock MacDonnell


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G MacDonnell vs S Boden 1-028 1861 London (England)C51 Evans Gambit
2. G MacDonnell vs Steinitz 1-029 1862 LondonC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-047 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
4. Owen vs G MacDonnell  0-152 1862 LondonA35 English, Symmetrical
5. G MacDonnell vs Steinitz ½-½41 1862 London (England)C51 Evans Gambit
6. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 1-049 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C50 Giuoco Piano
7. G MacDonnell vs Blackburne 1-050 1862 LondonC54 Giuoco Piano
8. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 1-047 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C50 Giuoco Piano
9. G MacDonnell vs F Deacon 1-025 1862 LondonB40 Sicilian
10. Paulsen vs G MacDonnell  1-039 1862 LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie ½-½37 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63A10 English
12. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen ½-½27 1862 LondonC39 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 0-164 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
14. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen 0-131 1862 LondonB40 Sicilian
15. J Robey vs G MacDonnell  0-146 1862 LondonC41 Philidor Defense
16. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-048 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63B06 Robatsch
17. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen 0-129 1862 ENGC51 Evans Gambit
18. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 0-128 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C42 Petrov Defense
19. G MacDonnell vs Hannah  0-137 1862 LondonC01 French, Exchange
20. V Green vs G MacDonnell 0-127 1862 LondonC41 Philidor Defense
21. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 0-127 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C01 French, Exchange
22. G MacDonnell vs Anderssen  1-037 1862 London casualC51 Evans Gambit
23. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-047 1862 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
24. G MacDonnell vs Mongredien 1-020 1862 LondonC41 Philidor Defense
25. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-036 1863 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63B06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: A very entertaining book by the Rev., with pen portraits of Steinitz, Zukertort, Blackburne, Bird, Mason, etc....and it's free.

http://books.google.com/books?id=_G...

Feb-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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