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🏆 MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63 Chess Event Description
This was the second of two matches played between these two players within a year, and was played during December 1862 and January 1863. ... [more]

Player: George MacDonnell

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 1-0491862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C50 Giuoco Piano
2. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-0471862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
3. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 0-1281862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C42 Petrov Defense
4. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 0-1641862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
5. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 1-0471862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C50 Giuoco Piano
6. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-0471862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C41 Philidor Defense
7. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie 0-1271862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63C01 French, Exchange
8. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-0481862MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63A00 Uncommon Opening
9. G MacDonnell vs Mackenzie ½-½371863MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63A10 English
10. Mackenzie vs G MacDonnell 1-0361863MacDonnell - Mackenzie 1862/63A00 Uncommon Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  MissScarlett: <A match of four games, with a time limit of twenty-four moves an hour, has been arranged to come off between Mr. Macdonnell and Mr. Mackenzie.>

This <Belfast News-Letter> report of December 20th relies heavily (practically word-for-word, and thereby copying the erroneous claim that it was to be a match of four and not six games) on that appearing in the <Field> a fortnight earlier, with the exception that the time limit there is actually stated to twenty-four moves in two hours. In that same report, Boden, discussing the possibility of a proposed Steinitz - Harrwitz match:

<Neither is unwilling to play, but they cannot agree as to the time limitation - a most important item in chess contests now-a-days, as the elaborate anguish of the last year's chess matches in the London chess clubs clearly proved Mr Harrwitz wished for twenty-four moves in the hour, but Mr Steinitz declines to accede to more than fifteen moves an hour. Our own opinion is that fifteen, or at most eighteen, moves an hour is quite speed enough for a match game; and we should not advise Mr Steinitz to risk meeting Mr Harrwitz at the latter's own pace, for we know that Mr Harrwitz's sight of the board is so rapid that at double-quick time very few opponents would have a chance with him. We are, however, very glad to find a player of Mr Harrwitz's skill making a stand against the infliction of such a grievous bore as the slow play.>

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