Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  29  2310 (73) 5
1845  30  2327 (67) 0
1846  31  2343 (57) 19
1847  27  2365 (58) 17
1848  24  2387 (55) 11
1849  33  2370 (54) 14
1850  33  2369 (57) 0
1851  39  2369 (55) 19
1852  42  2350 (62) 0
1853  51  2331 (66) 8
1854  51  2314 (77) 0
1855  54  2296 (85) 0
1856  72  2279 (92) 0
1857  73  2261 (97) 0
1858  80  2243 (102) 0
1859  90  2226 (106) 0
1860  95  2208 (110) 0
1861  107  2191 (113) 1
1862  101  2178 (116) 1
1863  100  2167 (121) 0
1864  101  2156 (125) 0
1865  104  2145 (129) 0
1866  118  2135 (132) 0
1867  122  2124 (136) 0
1868  122  2113 (139) 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
   [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: 9 Jul. 2015