Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  29  2311 (73) 5
1845  30  2327 (67) 0
1846  31  2343 (57) 19
1847  26  2365 (58) 17
1848  23  2388 (55) 11
1849  33  2371 (54) 14
1850  32  2370 (57) 0
1851  38  2370 (55) 19
1852  41  2352 (63) 0
1853  50  2334 (67) 8
1854  51  2317 (77) 0
1855  53  2301 (86) 0
1856  69  2285 (93) 0
1857  71  2269 (100) 0
1858  78  2252 (105) 0
1859  87  2236 (109) 0
1860  88  2220 (114) 0
1861  97  2203 (117) 0
1862  100  2187 (120) 1
1863  99  2176 (124) 0
1864  99  2166 (128) 0
1865  102  2155 (132) 0
1866  114  2144 (135) 0
1867  115  2134 (138) 0
1868  120  2123 (140) 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, 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
   [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
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: 7 Nov. 2014