MacLeod won the Canadian Chess Championship in 1886 and 1888, and shared 1st but lost a play-off match for the title in 1887. He finished last out of 20 players at New York 1889 (the 6th American Chess Congress, won by Max Weiss and Mikhail Chigorin, losing a world-record 31 games while winning 6 and drawing 1. He finished 2nd at Quebec 1890.
He was the only player to beat Emanuel Lasker in an 18-board simultaneous exhibition at Quebec on November 26, 1892. Lasker won 15, drew 2, and lost 1, to MacLeod. It may have been Lasker's worst loss, as he was two queens down.
- http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS/CTCIndex.pdf Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
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