Wells, Francis




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  150  2130 (90) 13
1861  150  2142 (88) 0
1862  140  2155 (85) 0
1863  135  2168 (81) 0
1864  136  2181 (75) 0
1865  128  2194 (66) 39

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Wells, Francis  
   Also known as: Frank Wells
Born: 4 Dec. 1825
Died: 22 Apr. 1886
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 502
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 460
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 324
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 91
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 7, 9, 16
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. I, page 28
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 3, Mar. 1859, page 100
   [FLIN], 14 Jan. 1860
   [NR], vol. 4, Mar. 1863, page 87
   [NYC], 26 Nov. 1859
   [NYC], 7 July 1860
   [NYC], 19 Nov. 1864
   [NYC], 18 Mar. 1865
   [PDEB], 5 Mar. 1864
   [PDEB], 1 Oct. 1864
   [PDEB], 7 June 1867
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [A Tale of One City], page 2
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

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

Hammond, G. - Wells, F. 1865 (1)         (c)     16.5   -   6.5
Hammond, G. - Wells, F. 1865 (2)         (c)     4   -   3      Hammond, G. gave odds of a knight
Wells, F. - Stone, H.N. 1865         (c)     1   -   1
Wells, F. - Ware, P. 1865         (c)     2   -   1
Wells, F. - Brewster (1) 1865         (c)     2   -   2

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1860     1st Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament    
  Wells, F. - Derrickson, G.H.     3 - 2    
  Wells, F. - Marston, W.     3 - 1    
  Wells, F. - Montgomery, H.P.     1 - 3          Montgomery, H.P. gave odds of pawn and two moves


Player information updated: 15 Jan. 2020