Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  53  2358 (52) 20
1855  45  2377 (44) 23
1856  38  2399 (39) 87
1857  56  2349 (55) 11
1858  61  2337 (68) 0
1859  73  2324 (77) 0
1860  81  2312 (84) 0
1861  90  2300 (89) 0
1862  91  2287 (93) 0
1863  92  2275 (96) 0
1864  99  2263 (99) 0
1865  105  2250 (100) 0
1866  119  2238 (101) 0
1867  123  2226 (102) 0
1868  135  2213 (101) 0
1869  140  2201 (100) 0
1870  153  2189 (98) 0
1871  159  2177 (96) 1
1872  156  2181 (94) 0
1873  161  2185 (92) 0
1874  158  2189 (89) 0
1875  158  2193 (85) 0
1876  153  2198 (79) 11
1877  158  2185 (86) 0
1878  173  2172 (92) 0
1879  188  2159 (96) 0
1880  212  2146 (99) 0
1881  244  2134 (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, no. 7, July 1854, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1854, page 373
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1856, page 30
   [Fld], 14 Feb. 1874
   [ILN], vol. 25, no. 718, 16 Dec. 1854, page 623
   [ILN], vol. 44, no. 1258, 7 May 1864, page 459
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1929, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 70, no. 1969, 7 Apr. 1877, page 335
   [ST], no. 1791, 16 Aug. 1857, page supp.4
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 3, 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: 25 Dec. 2021