Kenny, Charles




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  65  2264 (68) 8
1848  63  2262 (61) 25
1849  75  2268 (67) 0
1850  77  2274 (70) 0
1851  77  2281 (70) 0
1852  68  2287 (67) 0
1853  72  2293 (61) 0
1854  70  2299 (51) 10
1855  69  2306 (40) 87
1856  66  2322 (38) 85
1857  69  2320 (47) 0
1858  70  2319 (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, no. 12, Dec. 1845, page 372
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 1, 2 Jan. 1847, page 4
   [CPC], vol. 8, no. 2, 9 Jan. 1847, page 12
   [CPC], vol. 9, no. 12, Dec. 1848, page 371
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 6, June 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 850, 7 Jan. 1855, page 18
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1355, 11 Sep. 1864, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 8, no. 194, 17 Jan. 1846, page 43
   [IZL], vol. 9, no. 224, 16 Oct. 1847, page 256
   [IZL], vol. 11, no. 279, 4 Nov. 1848, page 304
   [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: 6 Apr. 2023