Janssens, Franciscus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  40  2365 (52) 20
1855  33  2384 (45) 23
1856  27  2407 (39) 87
1857  47  2356 (56) 11
1858  50  2345 (68) 0
1859  60  2333 (77) 0
1860  69  2321 (83) 0
1861  76  2309 (89) 0
1862  76  2297 (93) 0
1863  74  2285 (96) 0
1864  81  2273 (98) 0
1865  82  2261 (100) 0
1866  85  2249 (101) 0
1867  92  2238 (101) 0
1868  97  2226 (100) 0
1869  99  2214 (99) 0
1870  109  2202 (97) 0
1871  111  2190 (94) 1
1872  109  2195 (93) 0
1873  110  2201 (91) 0
1874  108  2206 (87) 0
1875  111  2212 (83) 0
1876  107  2217 (76) 12
1877  115  2203 (84) 0
1878  127  2188 (90) 0
1879  145  2174 (94) 0
1880  174  2160 (98) 0
1881  201  2145 (101) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Janssens, Franciscus Godfrey  
   Also known as: Francis Godfrey 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
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 193
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 91, 181
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, July 1854, page 198
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1854, page 373
   [CPC], vol. 4, Jan. 1856, page 30
   [ILN], vol. 25, 16 Dec. 1854, page 623
   [ILN], vol. 44, 7 May 1864, page 459
   [ILN], vol. 69, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 70, 7 Apr. 1877, page 335
   [ST], 16 Aug. 1857, page supp.4
   [WP], vol. 4, 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 1856 (1)     McDonnell Chess Club Tournament    
  Janssens, F.G. - Falkbeer, E.K.     0 - 4    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Mocatta, A.     0 - 1    
London 1876 (8)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     3.5  /  11
London 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 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Janssens, F.G. - Minchin, J.I.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017