Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  118  2157 (119) 9
1859  129  2147 (118) 0
1860  135  2136 (118) 0
1861  152  2126 (117) 0
1862  151  2115 (115) 0
1863  150  2105 (113) 0
1864  157  2094 (111) 0
1865  165  2084 (108) 0
1866  194  2073 (104) 0
1867  192  2063 (100) 0
1868  197  2052 (95) 1
1869  201  2046 (91) 6
1870  237  2024 (96) 3
1871  250  2008 (101) 1
1872  265  2000 (108) 0
1873  278  1992 (114) 0
1874  285  1984 (119) 0
1875  300  1976 (123) 0
1876  322  1968 (128) 0
1877  313  1960 (131) 0
1878  323  1952 (135) 0
1879  339  1944 (138) 0
1880  353  1936 (141) 0
1881  397  1928 (144) 0
1882  449  1920 (147) 0
1883  529  1912 (149) 0
1884  576  1904 (152) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Franklin, Selim  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Kieseritzky mentions a 'Franklin' of New York in La Régence (1849, v.1, p.44). Could this have been Selim Franklin? The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Feb. 1869 (vol.1, p.153) lists 'J. Franklin' in the Montgredien Prize event and then mentions 'W. Franklin' in the same event, but these are errors for 'S. Franklin'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 57, 407, 537
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 959
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 324
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 9
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 43
Periodicals
   [BACA], vol. 1, Jan. 1858, page 5
   [CMNY], vol. 2, May 1858, page 159
   [CMNY], vol. 4, July 1860, page 222
   [CPC], vol. 6, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 153
   [CW], vol. 4, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [Era], vol. 33, 2 July 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 57, 6 Aug. 1870, page 155
   [NYC], 23 Jan. 1858
   [NYC], 3 Apr. 1858
   [NYC], 26 Dec. 1868
   [WP], vol. 1, July 1868, page 42
   [WP], vol. 1, Oct. 1868, page 77
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Feb. 1871, page 160
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 49
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 June 1872, page 23
Web
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room], page 1, 9, 10
   Hilbert, John S.  [California Chess 1858 - 1859]
   McCrary, Robert John.  [Chess in the Old West]
   Spinrad, Jeremy.  [Alta California list]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

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

Zukertort, J.H. - Franklin, S. 1884         (c)     3   -   0

Tournament data

San Francisco 1858 (1)     California Chess Congress - First Class    
  Franklin, S. - Sutro, C.     3 - 0    
  Franklin, S. - Roberts, D.S.     4.5 - 3.5    
  Franklin, S. - Jones, Ed.     1 - 0    
London, England and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Franklin, S. - Berry, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1869 (1)     London Handicap Tournament (British Chess Association?)    
  Franklin, S. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Franklin, S. - Baxter, A.B.     1 - 0          Franklin, S. gave odds of pawn and move
  Franklin, S. - Lowe, E.     1 - 0          Lowe, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  Franklin, S. - Blackburne, J.H.     0 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
  Franklin, S. - Green, V.     0 - 1    
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Franklin, S. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, S. - Clarke, R.     2 - 1    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, S. - Hoon, C.R.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 2 Apr. 2019