Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  142  2110 (114) 12
1859  160  2102 (114) 0
1860  172  2093 (114) 0
1861  185  2085 (113) 0
1862  185  2076 (112) 0
1863  180  2067 (111) 0
1864  194  2059 (109) 0
1865  210  2050 (106) 0
1866  238  2042 (103) 0
1867  235  2033 (99) 0
1868  236  2025 (94) 1
1869  250  2020 (91) 6
1870  275  1999 (96) 3
1871  310  1983 (101) 1
1872  321  1975 (108) 0
1873  336  1968 (114) 0
1874  333  1960 (119) 0
1875  349  1952 (124) 0
1876  369  1945 (128) 0
1877  371  1937 (132) 0
1878  386  1929 (136) 0
1879  400  1922 (139) 0
1880  422  1914 (142) 0
1881  497  1907 (145) 0
1882  551  1899 (148) 0
1883  626  1891 (150) 0
1884  694  1884 (153) 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