Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  26  2372 (68) 5
1845  26  2394 (60) 6
1846  32  2393 (54) 19
1847  27  2407 (57) 17
1848  21  2422 (54) 11
1849  33  2401 (53) 14
1850  33  2403 (56) 0
1851  40  2404 (53) 19
1852  39  2392 (60) 0
1853  48  2380 (63) 8
1854  50  2371 (72) 0
1855  51  2362 (79) 0
1856  55  2353 (84) 0
1857  59  2344 (88) 0
1858  62  2335 (90) 0
1859  71  2327 (92) 0
1860  79  2318 (92) 0
1861  89  2309 (91) 1
1862  85  2310 (91) 1
1863  79  2315 (92) 0
1864  74  2320 (92) 0
1865  70  2326 (91) 4
1866  71  2315 (96) 0
1867  76  2305 (101) 1
1868  90  2288 (106) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Kennedy, Hugh Alexander  
   Also known as: Captain Kennedy
Born: 1809
Died: 22 Oct. 1878
 
Notes:
Burt (The Bristol Chess Club) says Kennedy died in 1879. The Illustrated London News of 9 Nov. 1878 gives his obituary. Gaige says he died 22-10-1878. An early obituary appeared in teh 19 June 1875 issue of the Field, but this was corrected in teh 26 June 1875 issue. Called 'Major Kennedy' in the Illustrated London News of 12 Apr. 1845 (p.233), but I haven't seen this elsewhere.
 
References
Books
   Burt, Bristol Chess Club, page 6, 24
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 84
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 530
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 209
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 87, 90, 576
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 122
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 321, 339
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 197
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 1
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 59, 175
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 117
Periodicals
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1845, page 4
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 161
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 4, Apr. 1853, page 124
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 11, Nov. 1859, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Aug. 1874, page 118
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 7, July 1864, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1267, 4 Jan. 1863, page 6
   [Fld], 19 June 1875
   [Fld], 26 June 1875
   [ILN], vol. 6, no. 154, 12 Apr. 1845, page 233
   [ILN], vol. 18, no. 471, 22 Feb. 1851, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 73, no. 2054, 9 Nov. 1878, page 451
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 5
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1874, page 89
Web
   Burt, John.  [The Bristol Chess Club]
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7
   Winter, Edward.  [Napoleon Bonaparte and Chess]

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

Staunton, H. - Kennedy, H.A. 1844         (f)     3.5   -   1.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Buckle, H.T. - Kennedy, H.A. 1845         (s)     3   -   3
Williams, E. (1) - Kennedy, H.A. 1846 (1)         (f)     4   -   2
Williams, E. (1) - Kennedy, H.A. 1846 (2)         (f)     4   -   5
Kennedy, H.A. - Harrwitz, D. 1846         (c)     1   -   3
Kennedy, H.A. - Weil, G. 1847         (f)     11.5   -   5.5
Kennedy, H.A. - Lowe, E. 1848         (f)     4   -   3
Kennedy, H.A. - Harrwitz, D. 1848         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Lowe, E. - Kennedy, H.A. 1849         (f)     7.5   -   6.5
Journoud, P. - Kennedy, H.A. 1853         (c)     4.5   -   3.5
Kolisch, I. - Kennedy, H.A. 1861         (s)     1   -   0
Dubois, S. - Kennedy, H.A. 1862         (f)     1   -   0
Kennedy, H.A. - Berry, W. 1867         (c)     1   -   0      Kennedy, H.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (1)     The International Chess Tournament    
  Kennedy, H.A. - Mayet, C.     2 - 0    
  Kennedy, H.A. - Wyvill, M.     3.5 - 4.5    
  Kennedy, H.A. - Mucklow, J.     4 - 0    
  Kennedy, H.A. - Szen, J.     0.5 - 4.5    
Bath 1865     Bristol - Bath Club Match    
  Kennedy, H.A. - Berry, W.     2 - 0          Kennedy, H.A. gave odds of a knight
  Kennedy, H.A. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0.5 - 0.5          Kennedy, H.A. gave odds of a knight
  Kennedy, H.A. - Isaacs, H.M.     0 - 1          Kennedy, H.A. gave odds of a knight
London, England and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Kennedy, H.A. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022