Kennedy, Hugh




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1844  30  2329 (73) 5
1845  30  2345 (67) 0
1846  31  2361 (57) 19
1847  27  2382 (58) 17
1848  23  2403 (55) 11
1849  33  2385 (54) 14
1850  32  2386 (57) 0
1851  38  2387 (54) 19
1852  40  2373 (61) 0
1853  48  2358 (64) 8
1854  49  2349 (73) 0
1855  50  2339 (80) 0
1856  56  2329 (85) 0
1857  59  2319 (89) 0
1858  64  2309 (92) 0
1859  72  2299 (93) 0
1860  78  2289 (94) 0
1861  84  2279 (94) 1
1862  79  2278 (94) 1
1863  72  2280 (95) 0
1864  72  2283 (95) 0
1865  68  2286 (94) 4
1866  70  2271 (101) 0
1867  79  2255 (107) 0
1868  87  2240 (112) 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
   [CPM], vol. 2, July 1864, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 25, 4 Jan. 1863, page 6
   [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    
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 and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Kennedy, H.A. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016