Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  29  2308 (73) 5
1845  30  2324 (67) 0
1846  31  2340 (57) 19
1847  27  2362 (58) 17
1848  24  2385 (55) 11
1849  33  2367 (54) 14
1850  32  2367 (57) 0
1851  39  2366 (55) 19
1852  42  2347 (62) 0
1853  52  2329 (66) 8
1854  51  2311 (77) 0
1855  56  2293 (85) 0
1856  71  2276 (92) 0
1857  75  2258 (97) 0
1858  82  2241 (102) 0
1859  91  2223 (106) 0
1860  98  2205 (110) 0
1861  111  2188 (113) 1
1862  105  2175 (116) 1
1863  102  2164 (121) 0
1864  102  2153 (125) 0
1865  107  2143 (129) 0
1866  121  2132 (132) 0
1867  125  2121 (136) 0
1868  125  2110 (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