Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  53  2359 (52) 20
1855  45  2377 (44) 23
1856  37  2400 (39) 87
1857  55  2350 (55) 11
1858  61  2338 (68) 0
1859  71  2326 (77) 0
1860  81  2314 (84) 0
1861  90  2302 (89) 0
1862  91  2290 (93) 0
1863  90  2278 (96) 0
1864  97  2267 (99) 0
1865  103  2255 (100) 0
1866  115  2243 (101) 0
1867  119  2231 (102) 0
1868  125  2219 (101) 0
1869  132  2207 (100) 0
1870  142  2195 (98) 0
1871  148  2183 (95) 1
1872  148  2188 (94) 0
1873  153  2193 (92) 0
1874  154  2198 (89) 0
1875  148  2202 (85) 0
1876  138  2207 (79) 11
1877  146  2194 (86) 0
1878  164  2181 (91) 0
1879  172  2168 (96) 0
1880  198  2155 (99) 0
1881  230  2141 (102) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Janssens, Franciscus Godfrey  
   Also known as: Francis Godfrey Janssens; Franciscus Gottfried Janssens; Jansens
Born: 1822
Died: 28 Dec. 1881
 
Notes:
Sarah's Morphy site gives death date 12-12-1881. Gaige gives death date 28-12-1881. Biographical information from Tim Harding: Born Stratocek, Belgium; arrived in England 28 July 1845, and again in London 12 July 1858; middle name Godfrey. Name given as 'Jansens' sometimes in the Illustrated London News (15 Jul. 1876, p.71). Name given as 'Jansen' in the Chess Player's Chronicle of July 1854 (pp.198-200), but the Errata at the beginning of the volume correct it to 'Janssens'.
 
References
Books
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 530
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 193
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 29, 282
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 121, 125
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 373
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91, 181
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 7, July 1854, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1854, page 373
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1856, page 30
   [Fld], 14 Feb. 1874
   [ILN], vol. 25, no. 718, 16 Dec. 1854, page 623
   [ILN], vol. 44, no. 1258, 7 May 1864, page 459
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1929, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 70, no. 1969, 7 Apr. 1877, page 335
   [ST], no. 1791, 16 Aug. 1857, page supp.4
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 3, 1 July 1871, page 48
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The Family Life of Grandmaster Gunsberg], page 2
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1854         (f)     5.5   -   4.5
Zytogorski, A. - Janssens, F.G. 1854         (f)     6   -   4
Brien, R.B. - Janssens, F.G. 1855         (f)     14   -   9
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   4.5
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (1)         (f)     17.5   -   11.5
Janssens, F.G. - de Szabo, E. 1856 (1)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Janssens, F.G. - de Szabo, E. 1856 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   0.5
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (2)         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Janssens, F.G. - Green, V. 1856 (3)         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Janssens, F.G. - Kenny, C. 1856 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Oldham, T.C. - Janssens, F.G. 1857         (f)     7.5   -   3.5

Tournament data

London, England 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Janssens, F.G. - Falkbeer, E.K.     0 - 4    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Mocatta, A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     2.5  /  10
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Huttley, E.J.     0 - 1          Janssens, F.G. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Minchin, J.I.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021