Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  31  2335 (73) 5
1845  29  2352 (67) 0
1846  31  2368 (57) 19
1847  28  2390 (58) 17
1848  24  2412 (55) 11
1849  33  2395 (54) 14
1850  31  2397 (57) 0
1851  37  2399 (54) 19
1852  37  2385 (61) 0
1853  42  2371 (64) 8
1854  43  2363 (73) 0
1855  46  2355 (80) 0
1856  49  2346 (85) 0
1857  55  2338 (88) 0
1858  58  2330 (91) 0
1859  67  2322 (92) 0
1860  73  2313 (92) 0
1861  80  2305 (92) 1
1862  75  2306 (92) 1
1863  67  2312 (92) 0
1864  65  2318 (92) 0
1865  58  2324 (91) 4
1866  58  2314 (96) 0
1867  65  2303 (101) 1
1868  71  2287 (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. 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
   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
Periodicals
   [BLL], 13 Apr. 1845, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 124
   [CPC], vol. 1, Nov. 1859, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [CPM], vol. 2, July 1864, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 25, 4 Jan. 1863, page 6
   [Fld], 19 June 1875
   [ILN], vol. 6, 12 Apr. 1845, page 233
   [ILN], vol. 18, 22 Feb. 1851, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 40, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 73, 9 Nov. 1878, page 451
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 May 1872, page 5
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
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 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 and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Kennedy, H.A. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018