Williams, E. (1) – Kenny, C. 1848

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Williams, Elijah    2433 (52) 13.5/25 
Kenny, Charles    2261 (61) 11.5/25 
  Williams, Elijah gave odds of pawn and move
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England (?)
Start date: Dec. 1847
End date: Mar. 1848
The Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1856 (p.127) attributes this match to the year 1849, but the match was announced to have started in the 25 Dec. 1847 issue (p.410) and the final result was given in the Apr. 1848 issue (pp.113, 125). Spinrad, aside from giving the year 1849, gives the name of Williams' opponent as 'William S. Kenny', but the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1847 and 1848 makes it clear that it was Charles Kenny. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1848 also says that the match had just finished, so I will guess that it ended in Mar. 1848.
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 52, 25 Dec. 1847, page 410
   [CPC], vol. 9, no. 4, Apr. 1848, page 113, 125
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1856, page 127
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [The Telegraph, the Velocipede, and the Bristol Sloth, Part One], page 4