Staunton, H. – Kennedy, H.A. 1844

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2667 (48) 3.5/
Kennedy, Hugh    2378 (68) 1.5/
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of pawn and two moves
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Brighton
Start date: 1844
End date: 1844
Feenstra Kuiper gives +3-0=1 at Pawn and two moves. Coles in World Chess Champions gives +7-2=2, according to Kingston and Spinrad and Mark Weeks give the same score. Spinrad also gives +3-1=1 from the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games but the result is there called uncertain. Staunton, in the Chess Player's Chronicle (v.5, 1844, p.136) gives the result as +3-1=1 at Pawn and two move odds and gives all 5 games. Without knowing where Coles got the additional game results, I will have to go with Staunton's report. Three of the games appeared in the Apr. 1844 Chess Player's Chronicle and the result of the match and other two games appeared in the May 1844 issue, so the match probably took place within the first 4 months of 1844. Staunton and Feenstra Kuiper give the location as Brighton.
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 13
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 4, Apr. 1844, page 104
   [CPC], vol. 5, no. 5, May 1844, page 136
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 11
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Weeks, Mark.  [Howard Staunton's Tournament, Match and Exhibition Record]