Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  139  2140 (98) 12
1859  153  2129 (101) 0
1860  163  2119 (102) 0
1861  180  2108 (103) 0
1862  179  2097 (104) 0
1863  178  2086 (103) 0
1864  195  2075 (102) 0
1865  211  2065 (101) 0
1866  241  2054 (99) 0
1867  240  2043 (96) 0
1868  253  2032 (92) 1
1869  256  2027 (89) 6
1870  292  2005 (94) 3
1871  330  1989 (100) 1
1872  342  1981 (106) 0
1873  359  1974 (112) 0
1874  391  1966 (118) 0
1875  419  1958 (122) 0
1876  393  1950 (127) 0
1877  386  1943 (131) 0
1878  404  1935 (135) 0
1879  415  1927 (138) 0
1880  440  1919 (141) 0
1881  510  1912 (144) 0
1882  560  1904 (147) 0
1883  630  1896 (149) 0
1884  707  1888 (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