Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  28  2367 (68) 5
1845  26  2389 (60) 6
1846  32  2388 (54) 19
1847  27  2401 (57) 17
1848  24  2415 (54) 11
1849  33  2395 (53) 14
1850  34  2396 (56) 0
1851  40  2397 (53) 19
1852  40  2385 (60) 0
1853  49  2374 (63) 8
1854  52  2365 (72) 0
1855  51  2356 (79) 0
1856  57  2348 (84) 0
1857  60  2339 (88) 0
1858  64  2330 (90) 0
1859  75  2322 (92) 0
1860  78  2313 (92) 0
1861  88  2304 (91) 1
1862  83  2305 (91) 1
1863  75  2310 (92) 0
1864  69  2316 (92) 0
1865  66  2321 (91) 4
1866  66  2311 (96) 0
1867  72  2300 (101) 1
1868  78  2284 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 87, 90, 576
   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
   [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
   [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
   [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
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: 6 Mar. 2021