Franklin, Selim




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1858  146  2133 (98) 12
1859  159  2123 (101) 0
1860  169  2113 (102) 0
1861  191  2103 (103) 0
1862  184  2093 (104) 0
1863  184  2083 (103) 0
1864  197  2072 (103) 0
1865  212  2062 (101) 0
1866  240  2052 (99) 0
1867  243  2042 (96) 0
1868  257  2032 (92) 1
1869  259  2028 (89) 7
1870  288  2009 (95) 3
1871  326  1993 (100) 1
1872  339  1985 (107) 0
1873  358  1977 (113) 0
1874  393  1970 (118) 0
1875  422  1962 (123) 0
1876  414  1954 (127) 0
1877  400  1946 (131) 0
1878  406  1938 (135) 0
1879  410  1931 (138) 0
1880  449  1923 (141) 0
1881  514  1915 (144) 0
1882  555  1907 (147) 0
1883  623  1899 (149) 0
1884  697  1892 (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
   [SZ], vol. 13, no. 9, Sep. 1858, page 373
   [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 1869 (4)     Mongredien Prize Tournament    
  Franklin, S. - de Vere, C.V.     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: 2 Oct. 2023