Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  139  2140 (98) 12
1859  153  2130 (101) 0
1860  160  2120 (102) 0
1861  177  2110 (103) 0
1862  176  2099 (104) 0
1863  176  2089 (104) 0
1864  190  2079 (103) 0
1865  209  2068 (101) 0
1866  233  2058 (99) 0
1867  236  2048 (96) 0
1868  247  2038 (92) 1
1869  249  2033 (89) 6
1870  279  2014 (95) 3
1871  318  1999 (100) 1
1872  331  1991 (107) 0
1873  356  1983 (113) 0
1874  383  1975 (118) 0
1875  415  1967 (123) 0
1876  411  1959 (127) 0
1877  396  1951 (131) 0
1878  406  1943 (135) 0
1879  409  1935 (138) 0
1880  444  1928 (141) 0
1881  513  1920 (144) 0
1882  555  1912 (147) 0
1883  621  1904 (149) 0
1884  694  1896 (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