Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  41  2362 (52) 20
1855  34  2382 (45) 23
1856  27  2405 (39) 87
1857  47  2354 (56) 11
1858  49  2343 (68) 0
1859  60  2331 (77) 0
1860  67  2319 (83) 0
1861  75  2307 (89) 0
1862  73  2296 (93) 0
1863  72  2284 (96) 0
1864  77  2272 (98) 0
1865  79  2260 (100) 0
1866  82  2249 (101) 0
1867  85  2237 (101) 0
1868  95  2225 (100) 0
1869  96  2213 (99) 0
1870  108  2201 (97) 0
1871  108  2190 (94) 1
1872  108  2195 (93) 0
1873  111  2201 (91) 0
1874  108  2206 (87) 0
1875  113  2212 (83) 0
1876  109  2218 (76) 12
1877  113  2204 (84) 0
1878  127  2189 (90) 0
1879  140  2175 (94) 0
1880  167  2161 (98) 0
1881  197  2147 (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
   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: 30 Oct. 2016