Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  41  2373 (52) 20
1855  33  2391 (45) 23
1856  27  2414 (39) 87
1857  47  2363 (56) 11
1858  49  2351 (68) 0
1859  59  2339 (77) 0
1860  67  2327 (83) 0
1861  74  2315 (89) 0
1862  76  2303 (93) 0
1863  75  2291 (96) 0
1864  81  2279 (98) 0
1865  82  2266 (100) 0
1866  88  2254 (101) 0
1867  94  2242 (101) 0
1868  99  2230 (100) 0
1869  104  2218 (99) 0
1870  116  2206 (97) 0
1871  118  2194 (94) 1
1872  116  2199 (93) 0
1873  117  2205 (91) 0
1874  112  2210 (87) 0
1875  116  2215 (83) 0
1876  110  2220 (76) 12
1877  119  2206 (84) 0
1878  131  2192 (90) 0
1879  146  2177 (94) 0
1880  170  2163 (98) 0
1881  196  2149 (101) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Janssens, Franciscus Godfrey  
   Also known as: Francis Godfrey Janssens; Jansens
Born: 1822
Died: 28 Dec. 1881
 
Notes:
Sarah's Morphy site gives death date 12-12-1881. Gaige gives death date 28-12-1881. Biographical information from Tim Harding: Born Stratocek, Belgium; arrived in England 28 July 1845, and again in London 12 July 1858; middle name Godfrey. Name given as 'Jansens' sometimes in the Illustrated London News (15 Jul. 1876, p.71). Name given as 'Jansen' in the Chess Player's Chronicle of July 1854 (pp.198-200), but the Errata at the beginning of the volume correct it to 'Janssens'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 530
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 193
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 29, 282
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91, 181
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, July 1854, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1854, page 373
   [CPC], vol. 4, Jan. 1856, page 30
   [ILN], vol. 25, 16 Dec. 1854, page 623
   [ILN], vol. 44, 7 May 1864, page 459
   [ILN], vol. 69, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 70, 7 Apr. 1877, page 335
   [ST], 16 Aug. 1857, page supp.4
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 48
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The Family Life of Grandmaster Gunsberg], page 2
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1854         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Zytogorski, A. - Janssens, F.G. 1854         (f)     6   -   4
Brien, R.B. - Janssens, F.G. 1855         (f)     14   -   9
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   4.5
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (1)         (f)     17.5   -   11.5
Janssens, F.G. - de Szabo, E. 1856 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Janssens, F.G. - de Szabo, E. 1856 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   0.5
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (3)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Oldham, T.C. - Janssens, F.G. 1857         (f)     7.5   -   3.5

Tournament data

London 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Janssens, F.G. - Falkbeer, E.K.     0 - 4    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Mocatta, A.     0 - 1    
London 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     3.5  /  11
London 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Huttley, E.J.     0 - 1          Janssens, F.G. gave odds of a knight
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Minchin, J.I.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017