Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  30  2317 (73) 5
1845  30  2334 (67) 0
1846  32  2350 (57) 19
1847  28  2372 (58) 17
1848  24  2394 (55) 11
1849  33  2376 (54) 14
1850  32  2376 (57) 0
1851  39  2375 (55) 19
1852  43  2356 (63) 0
1853  53  2338 (66) 8
1854  51  2320 (77) 0
1855  56  2302 (85) 0
1856  72  2284 (92) 0
1857  76  2266 (97) 0
1858  85  2248 (102) 0
1859  97  2231 (106) 0
1860  104  2213 (110) 0
1861  116  2195 (112) 1
1862  108  2182 (116) 1
1863  103  2171 (121) 0
1864  105  2160 (125) 0
1865  107  2149 (129) 0
1866  123  2138 (132) 0
1867  124  2127 (135) 0
1868  127  2117 (138) 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
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [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
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

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    
London and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Kennedy, H.A. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 29 Aug. 2015