Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  27  2372 (68) 5
1845  26  2394 (60) 6
1846  32  2392 (54) 19
1847  26  2406 (57) 17
1848  24  2420 (54) 11
1849  32  2399 (53) 14
1850  32  2401 (56) 0
1851  40  2402 (53) 19
1852  40  2390 (60) 0
1853  48  2379 (63) 8
1854  51  2370 (72) 0
1855  51  2361 (79) 0
1856  57  2352 (84) 0
1857  59  2343 (88) 0
1858  63  2334 (90) 0
1859  73  2326 (92) 0
1860  78  2317 (92) 0
1861  89  2308 (92) 1
1862  84  2308 (92) 1
1863  78  2314 (92) 0
1864  76  2319 (92) 0
1865  69  2324 (91) 4
1866  74  2314 (96) 0
1867  79  2303 (101) 1
1868  89  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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 87, 90, 576
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 122
   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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Aug. 1874, page 161
   [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
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Aug. 1874, page 118
   [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
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1874, page 89
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: 3 Apr. 2022