Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  128  2117 (114) 12
1859  148  2108 (114) 0
1860  154  2100 (114) 0
1861  169  2091 (113) 0
1862  169  2083 (112) 0
1863  162  2074 (111) 0
1864  177  2066 (109) 0
1865  183  2058 (106) 0
1866  213  2049 (103) 0
1867  213  2041 (99) 0
1868  215  2032 (94) 1
1869  222  2028 (91) 6
1870  254  2007 (96) 3
1871  270  1991 (101) 1
1872  280  1984 (108) 0
1873  295  1976 (114) 0
1874  294  1968 (119) 0
1875  311  1960 (124) 0
1876  333  1953 (128) 0
1877  325  1945 (132) 0
1878  338  1937 (135) 0
1879  348  1929 (139) 0
1880  369  1922 (142) 0
1881  415  1914 (145) 0
1882  471  1906 (148) 0
1883  547  1898 (150) 0
1884  602  1891 (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
   [DAC], vol. 9, 16 Dec. 1857, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 1 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 12 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, 23 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [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: 23 Aug. 2019