Medley, George Webb
George Webb Medley (1826-1898) was an 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 Henry Bird 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 R, Medley, in the play-off for 2nd place. The winner was Henry Buckle. 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 Kolisch (+0-2-2). Against Medley, 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.