Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  115  2169 (119) 9
1859  125  2159 (119) 0
1860  130  2149 (118) 0
1861  141  2139 (117) 0
1862  137  2129 (116) 0
1863  140  2119 (114) 0
1864  146  2108 (111) 0
1865  153  2098 (108) 0
1866  177  2088 (105) 0
1867  178  2078 (101) 0
1868  183  2068 (96) 1
1869  185  2063 (93) 6
1870  212  2041 (98) 3
1871  226  2025 (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
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: 10 Aug. 2018