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Selim Franklin
Number of games in database: 13
Years covered: 1858 to 1884
Overall record: +4 -6 =3 (42.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1814, died Oct-31-1886, 72 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality United States of America)

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 page 1 of 1; 13 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Franklin vs D S Roberts 0-1441858California Chess CongressA34 English, Symmetrical
2. D S Roberts vs S Franklin 1-0561858California Chess CongressD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. S Franklin vs D S Roberts ½-½511858(T1) San FranciscoA34 English, Symmetrical
4. S Franklin vs D S Roberts  ½-½601858(T1) San FranciscoB01 Scandinavian
5. S Franklin vs D S Roberts  1-0231858(T1) San FranciscoC01 French, Exchange
6. D S Roberts vs S Franklin  ½-½381858(T1) San FranciscoB40 Sicilian
7. D S Roberts vs S Franklin 1-0491858(T1) San FranciscoC01 French, Exchange
8. D S Roberts vs S Franklin  0-1291858(T1) San FranciscoC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. S Franklin vs G MacDonnell  0-1391868B.C.A. Handicap t000 Chess variants
10. E Lowe vs S Franklin  0-1401868Casual gameC50 Giuoco Piano
11. S Franklin vs E Lowe  1-0311869B.C.A. Handicap t000 Chess variants
12. Zukertort vs S Franklin 1-0321884San Francisco Irving Hall, Blindfold Simul 12bC25 Vienna
13. Zukertort vs S Franklin 1-0201884San Francisco Mechanics' Institute, Casual GameC28 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  GrahamClayton: AS well as competing in the 1858 California Chess congress, Franklin was also the President of the Congress. Franklin had emigrated from London to San Fransisco in 1849.
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  jnpope: <Selim Franklin, the oldest British pioneer resident of the city, is lying dangerously ill at his residence, No. 923 Hyde street. <San Francisco <Daily Examiner>, 1886.10.31, p3>> (masthead of page 3 gives 1876, but all other pages give 1886)

<Louis R. Lull has applied to be appointed executor of the will of Selim Franklin, who died October 31st. <San Francisco <Daily Examiner>, 1886.11.06, p3>>

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  MissScarlett: A newspaper report in the <Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser> of April 2nd 1831, p.3, covers a court case, <Franklin and another v. Sharman> in which the plaintiff, Franklin, Selim's brother, tried (and failed) to recover £300 from one John Sharman.

For our purposes, Franklin is described as a <respectable bullion-merchant and bill-broker, of Liverpool.> Selim was a clerk in his brother's establishment.

It's not hard to guess why Selim might have found himself in California in 1849.

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