Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  40  2368 (52) 20
1855  35  2387 (45) 23
1856  29  2409 (40) 87
1857  45  2359 (56) 11
1858  49  2347 (68) 0
1859  60  2335 (77) 0
1860  69  2323 (84) 0
1861  78  2311 (89) 0
1862  79  2299 (93) 0
1863  76  2288 (96) 0
1864  83  2276 (99) 0
1865  84  2264 (100) 0
1866  91  2252 (101) 0
1867  96  2240 (101) 0
1868  101  2228 (101) 0
1869  108  2216 (99) 0
1870  119  2205 (97) 0
1871  122  2193 (94) 1
1872  119  2198 (93) 0
1873  119  2204 (91) 0
1874  113  2209 (87) 0
1875  117  2215 (83) 0
1876  112  2220 (77) 12
1877  120  2206 (84) 0
1878  132  2191 (90) 0
1879  149  2177 (94) 0
1880  174  2163 (98) 0
1881  198  2148 (101) 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
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled 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 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 Sept. 2018