Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  115  2168 (119) 9
1859  123  2158 (119) 0
1860  129  2148 (118) 0
1861  141  2138 (117) 0
1862  135  2128 (116) 0
1863  140  2118 (114) 0
1864  145  2108 (111) 0
1865  154  2098 (109) 0
1866  175  2088 (105) 0
1867  177  2077 (101) 0
1868  176  2067 (96) 1
1869  179  2062 (93) 6
1870  205  2040 (98) 3
1871  213  2024 (104) 1

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
   [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. 4, 1 July 1871, page 49
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]

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 and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Franklin, S. - Berry, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 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 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Franklin, S. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1    
London 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, S. - Clarke, R.     2 - 1    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, S. - Hoon, C.R.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 27 Mar. 2018