Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  53  2361 (52) 20
1855  45  2379 (44) 23
1856  37  2402 (39) 87
1857  56  2351 (55) 11
1858  61  2339 (68) 0
1859  72  2327 (77) 0
1860  81  2314 (84) 0
1861  90  2302 (89) 0
1862  91  2290 (93) 0
1863  91  2277 (96) 0
1864  99  2265 (99) 0
1865  107  2253 (100) 0
1866  119  2240 (101) 0
1867  122  2228 (102) 0
1868  133  2216 (101) 0
1869  139  2203 (100) 0
1870  151  2191 (98) 0
1871  158  2179 (96) 1
1872  155  2183 (94) 0
1873  161  2187 (92) 0
1874  158  2191 (89) 0
1875  160  2195 (85) 0
1876  152  2200 (79) 11
1877  156  2187 (86) 0
1878  174  2174 (92) 0
1879  187  2161 (96) 0
1880  211  2149 (99) 0
1881  244  2136 (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