Franklin, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  131  2153 (130) 2
1870  141  2146 (130) 1
1871  136  2143 (133) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Franklin, William L.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Could this be the Bristol Player, William Franklin? A player named 'Franklin' appears in the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1847 (v.8, p.146). A 'W. Franklin' is listed as a member of the Liverpool Chess Club from 1858 (Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, 1893). Could either or both of these be the London player William L. Franklin?
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 959
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 9
Periodicals
   [CW], vol. 4, Dec. 1868, page 344
   [ILN], vol. 48, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 50, 11 May 1867, page 482
   [ILN], vol. 57, 6 Aug. 1870, page 155
   [WP], vol. 1, July 1868, page 42
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1870, page 57
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 48
Web
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 12

Tournament data

London 1869 (1)     London Handicap Tournament (British Chess Association?)    
  Franklin, W.L. - de Vere, C.V.     1 - 0          de Vere, C.V. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Franklin, W.L. - Steinitz, W.     0 - 1          Steinitz, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1870 (1)     Westminster Club - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, W.L. - Huckvale, J.A.     0 - 1    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Franklin, W.L. - Mundell, W.H.A.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 21 Sept. 2017