Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  115  2164 (119) 9
1859  125  2154 (119) 0
1860  133  2144 (118) 0
1861  146  2133 (117) 0
1862  143  2123 (116) 0
1863  145  2113 (114) 0
1864  154  2103 (111) 0
1865  162  2092 (109) 0
1866  189  2082 (105) 0
1867  189  2072 (101) 0
1868  190  2062 (96) 1
1869  193  2056 (93) 6
1870  220  2035 (98) 3
1871  239  2019 (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
   [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]

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: 30 Sept. 2018