Kenny, Charles




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  48  2275 (68) 8
1848  46  2274 (61) 25
1849  59  2281 (67) 0
1850  60  2288 (70) 0
1851  62  2295 (70) 0
1852  59  2302 (67) 0
1853  63  2309 (62) 0
1854  58  2316 (51) 10
1855  58  2324 (41) 87
1856  55  2339 (39) 85
1857  58  2336 (47) 0
1858  58  2332 (43) 68

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Kenny, Charles  
   Also known as: Charles Kenney
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Sergeant and Di Felice have 'Charles Kenney'; Gaige has 'Kenn[e]y, Charles'. ChessBase and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi have William Stopford Kenny at events in the late 1840s and 1850s, but he was born in 1788 and so would have been 60 already in 1848, and it is more likely that these results have been misattributed. Gaige says that Charles Kenny flourished c1840-1860. The Globe (Toronto) 6 Jan. 1877 (p.7) gives a match result of Wormald vs. 'the late Charles Kenny' in 1858. The Chess Player's Chronicle gives games by 'C. Kenny' as early as Dec. 1845 (p.372). Bell's Life in London (20 Oct. 1844, p.4) has a game by a 'Mr. K--y'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 227
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 209
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 94
Periodicals
   [BLL], 3 Jan. 1847, page 8
   [BLL], 30 May 1847, page 6
   [BLL], 17 June 1849, page 8
   [CPC], vol. 6, Dec. 1845, page 372
   [CPC], vol. 8, 2 Jan. 1847, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 8, 9 Jan. 1847, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 9, Dec. 1848, page 371
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [Era], vol. 17, 7 Jan. 1855, page 18
   [Era], vol. 26, 11 Sep. 1864, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 8, 17 Jan. 1846, page 43
   [TG], vol. 33, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
Web
   Sericano, C.  [London, Kling's Coffee House Tournament, 1855]
   Sericano, C.  [London, McDonnell Chess Club, 1856]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3426. Blind nineteenth-century prodigy]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4592. Gambit]
   Winter, Edward.  [The Knight Challenge]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Staunton, H. - Kenny, C. 1847         (f)     2   -   6      Staunton, H. gave odds of a rook
Williams, E. (1) - Kenny, C. 1848         (f)     13.5   -   11.5      Williams, E. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1854         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Kenny, C. - Tomlinson, C. 1855         (f)     8.5   -   5.5
de Szabo, E. - Kenny, C. 1855 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Kenny, C. - Green, V. 1855 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   1.5
de Szabo, E. - Kenny, C. 1855 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   5.5
de Szabo, E. - Kenny, C. 1855 (3)         (f)     4   -   7
Kenny, C. - Green, V. 1855 (2)         (f)     8   -   6
Kenny, C. - Marett, C. 1855         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
de Szabo, E. - Kenny, C. 1855 (4)         (f)     4   -   5
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (1)         (f)     17.5   -   11.5
Kenny, C. - Green, V. 1856         (f)     5   -   3
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Campbell, Jos.G. - Kenny, C. 1856         (f)     7.5   -   3.5
Campbell, Jos.G. - Kenny, C. 1858 (1)         (f)     7   -   4
Kenny, C. - Rickards 1858         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Kenny, C. - Healey, F. 1858         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Kenny, C. - Hughes, H. 1858         (f)     2   -   0
Campbell, Jos.G. - Kenny, C. 1858 (2)         (f)     11.5   -   7.5
Wormald, R.B. - Kenny, C. 1858         (f)     6   -   0
Kenny, C. - Knight (3) 1859         (f)     2   -   0

Tournament data

London, England 1855     Kling's Coffee House Tournament    
  Kenny, C. - Green, V.     3 - 4    
London, England 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Kenny, C. - Crawshay, S.     4 - 1    
  Kenny, C. - Barnes, T.W.     0.5 - 4.5    
London, England 1856 (2)     Ries' Divan Handicap Tournament    
  Kenny, C. - Simpson (1)     3 - 1          Kenny, C. gave odds of a knight
  Kenny, C. - Stewart, H.C.     4 - 3    
  Kenny, C. - Rickards     4 - 2    
London, England 1858     Philidorian Chess Rooms Pools     2  /  10
London, England 1859 (3)     Starie's Philidorian Rooms Handicap    
  Kenny, C. - Sisson, J.     0 - 2          Kenny, C. gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016