Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  139  2140 (98) 12
1859  153  2129 (101) 0
1860  160  2119 (102) 0
1861  176  2109 (103) 0
1862  176  2098 (104) 0
1863  175  2088 (104) 0
1864  190  2078 (103) 0
1865  207  2067 (101) 0
1866  234  2057 (99) 0
1867  237  2047 (96) 0
1868  248  2036 (92) 1
1869  246  2032 (89) 6
1870  279  2012 (95) 3
1871  317  1996 (100) 1
1872  331  1988 (107) 0
1873  352  1980 (113) 0
1874  378  1972 (118) 0
1875  405  1965 (123) 0
1876  390  1957 (127) 0
1877  380  1949 (131) 0
1878  401  1941 (135) 0
1879  410  1933 (138) 0
1880  446  1925 (141) 0
1881  515  1918 (144) 0
1882  557  1910 (147) 0
1883  626  1902 (149) 0
1884  696  1894 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 65
   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
   [Argo], 12 July 1884
   [BACA], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1858, page 5
   [CMNY], vol. 2, no. 5, May 1858, page 159
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 7, July 1860, page 222
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 12, Dec. 1845, page 385
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 5, Feb. 1869, page 153
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 9, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [DAC], vol. 9, no. 239, 16 Dec. 1857, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, no. 59, 1 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, no. 70, 12 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [DAC], vol. 10, no. 81, 23 Mar. 1858, page 2
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1710, 2 July 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 57, no. 1607, 6 Aug. 1870, page 155
   [NYC], 23 Jan. 1858
   [NYC], 3 Apr. 1858
   [NYC], 26 Dec. 1868
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 4, July 1868, page 42
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 7, Oct. 1868, page 77
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 34, 1 Feb. 1871, page 160
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 3, 1 July 1871, page 49
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 2, 1 June 1872, page 23
Web
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room]
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room]
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room]
   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)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  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: 22 Jul. 2021