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Hiram Kennicott
Number of games in database: 13
Years covered: 1857 to 1874
Overall record: +2 -9 =2 (23.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-01-1810, died Jan-22-1880, 69 years old) United States of America

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Hiram Martin Langdon Kennicott was born in Albion, New York. The subscription list to the Book of the First American Chess Congress gives Hiram Kennicott as being from Chicago (or, at least, the Chicago Chess Club). The 1860 census shows him living in Cook, Illinois. The Kennicotts were the embodiment of the American spirit. They were hard-working, educated, entrepreneurs and pioneers. Wherever they went, they contributed to the community and to society in general. See

Last updated: 2017-04-01 09:07:01

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Kennicott vs Morphy 0-1241857Casual gameC44 King's Pawn Game
2. Morphy vs H Kennicott ½-½181857Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
3. B Raphael vs H Kennicott 0-13618571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC45 Scotch Game
4. H Kennicott vs B Raphael 0-13418571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC42 Petrov Defense
5. B Raphael vs H Kennicott ½-½6118571st American Chess Congress, New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. B Raphael vs H Kennicott 0-14218571st American Chess Congress, New YorkC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. H Kennicott vs B Raphael 0-12418571st American Chess Congress, New YorkB44 Sicilian
8. B Raphael vs H Kennicott 1-05418571st American Chess Congress, New YorkB40 Sicilian
9. Paulsen vs H Kennicott 1-0411858Blindfold simul, 10bC55 Two Knights Defense
10. H Kennicott vs H Hosmer  0-13218743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoB20 Sicilian
11. H Hosmer vs H Kennicott 1-02918743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
12. H Kennicott vs Mackenzie  0-14518743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Mackenzie vs H Kennicott  1-05018743rd American Chess Congress, ChicagoC28 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-17-08  voorlandt: Beautiful bio here:
Jun-28-17  zanzibar: <CG> is promoting the entire lineage?!

<The Kennicotts were the embodiment of the American spirit. They were hard-working, educated, entrepreneurs and pioneers. Wherever they went, they contributed to the community and to society in general.>

Verbatim from <batgirl>, who can possibly be forgiven for being so effusive.

I'd recommend <CG> be a bit more reserved myself.

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  OhioChessFan: Yeah, I'll maybe heap that kind of praise on the Waltons, but it really doesn't belong in a chess bio.
Jun-28-17  zanzibar: <

Saint Stephen with a rose
In and out of the garden he goes
Country garden in the wind and the rain
Wherever he goes the people all complain

Stephen prospered in his time
Well, he may and he may decline
Did it matter, does it now?
Stephen would answer if he only knew how

Wishing well with a golden bell
Bucket hangin' clear to Hell
Hell halfway twixt now and then
Stephen fill it up and lower down and lower down again

Lady finger, dipped in moonlight
Writing, "What for?", across the morning sky
Sunlight splatters, dawn with answer
Darkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye

Speeding arrow, sharp and narrow
What a lot of fleeting matters you have spurned
Several seasons with their treasons
Wrap the babe in scarlet colors, call it your own

Did he doubt or did he try?
Answers aplenty in the bye and bye
Talk about your plenty and talk about your ills
One man gathers what another man spills

Saint Stephen will remain
All he lost he shall regain
Seashore washed by the suds and foam
Been here so long, he's got to callin' it home


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