Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  41  2366 (52) 20
1855  35  2385 (45) 23
1856  30  2408 (40) 87
1857  48  2357 (56) 11
1858  52  2344 (68) 0
1859  66  2332 (77) 0
1860  76  2319 (84) 0
1861  83  2307 (89) 0
1862  83  2294 (93) 0
1863  84  2282 (96) 0
1864  92  2269 (99) 0
1865  93  2257 (101) 0
1866  107  2244 (101) 0
1867  108  2232 (102) 0
1868  113  2219 (101) 0
1869  122  2207 (100) 0
1870  134  2194 (98) 0
1871  135  2182 (96) 1
1872  137  2186 (94) 0
1873  141  2190 (92) 0
1874  137  2194 (89) 0
1875  138  2199 (85) 0
1876  132  2203 (79) 11
1877  138  2190 (86) 0
1878  152  2176 (92) 0
1879  164  2163 (96) 0
1880  185  2150 (100) 0
1881  221  2137 (102) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Janssens, Franciscus Godfrey  
   Also known as: Francis Godfrey Janssens; Franciscus Gottfried 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 121, 125
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 373
   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, England 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Janssens, F.G. - Falkbeer, E.K.     0 - 4    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Mocatta, A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     2.5  /  10
London, England 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, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Minchin, J.I.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020