George Webb Medley
Number of games in database: 40
Years covered: 1849 to 1862
Overall record: +18 -17 =3 (51.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
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Anderssen vs G W Medley, 1862 0-1
G W Medley vs A Mongredien, 1858 1-0
Morphy vs G W Medley, 1859 1/2-1/2
G W Medley vs Morphy, 1859 1-0
G W Medley vs E Lowe, 1849 1-0
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|GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY
(born Jul-31-1826, died Nov-29-1898, 72 years old) United Kingdom
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English player from London. In 1847, he lost a match with Daniel Harrwitz (+7-11=0). In 1848, he lost a match with Howard Staunton (+1-6=3). In 1849, he defeated unknown player in a match (+4-2=0). In 1849, he took 2nd place at the Ries' Divan knockout tournament in London. He had to beat his brother, John Racker Medley, in the play-off for 2nd place. The winner was unknown player. In 1850, he defeated Augustus Mongredien in a match (+3-2=0). In 1858, he lost a match to Paul Morphy in London (+2-3=0). In 1860, he lost a match to Ignatz von Kolisch (+0-4=3). Against Medley, Ignatz von Kolisch sometimes took two hours for three moves. After this match, there was a push to have a time limit in chess, which led to the introduction of sand glasses and clocks in chess. He was married to Maria Louise Selous, who was a niece of Frederick Slous.
notes: Either George or John Racker Medley played consultation chess on the team of Loewenthal / Medley.
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