Staunton, H. – Kenny, C. 1847




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2638 (50) 2/
Kenny, Charles    2280 (68) 6/
  Staunton, Howard gave odds of a rook
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London
Start date: Aug. 1847
End date: Sep. 1847
 
Notes:
Coles in World Chess Champions gives +2-2, Staunton giving Rook odds, but the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1847 gives 5 games and another is given in Mar. 1848, saying it was played 'some months ago', the total of these games being +5-1 for Kenny. Staunton printed another 2 games in the Illustrated London News (21 Aug. 1847, p.123 and 28 Aug. 1847, p.138) bringing the total to +6-2 for Kenny. In the 11 Sept. 1847 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle, Staunton says that the match is nearly finished, Kenny having won the majority so far. I estimate the dates as Aug.-Sept. 1847 on the basis of these reports, and use the result of the games given.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 8, 14 Aug. 1847, page 256
   [CPC], vol. 8, 21 Aug. 1847, page 264
   [CPC], vol. 8, 28 Aug. 1847, page 272
   [CPC], vol. 8, 11 Sep. 1847, page 290
   [CPC], vol. 8, 23 Oct. 1847, page 336
   [CPC], vol. 9, Mar. 1848, page 73
   [ILN], vol. 11, 21 Aug. 1847, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 11, 28 Aug. 1847, page 138
Web
   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]