Michaelis, Otho




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  149  2141 (96) 6
1861  155  2150 (95) 1
1862  141  2169 (96) 0
1863  134  2188 (97) 0
1864  126  2206 (96) 0
1865  115  2225 (94) 0
1866  109  2244 (92) 0
1867  91  2263 (88) 0
1868  81  2281 (84) 0
1869  72  2300 (77) 16
1870  69  2313 (83) 0
1871  61  2326 (87) 0
1872  60  2339 (90) 0
1873  58  2351 (92) 0
1874  50  2364 (93) 0
1875  51  2377 (93) 0
1876  44  2390 (92) 0
1877  42  2403 (90) 0
1878  39  2416 (87) 0
1879  40  2428 (82) 0
1880  36  2441 (76) 0
1881  31  2454 (68) 2
1882  31  2474 (61) 18
1883  41  2461 (64) 2
1884  41  2459 (66) 6
1885  48  2435 (74) 0
1886  58  2412 (79) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Michaelis, Otho Ernst  
   Also known as: Captain Otho Michaelis; Maj. Otho Ernst Michaelis; Otto Michaelis
Born: 3 Aug. 1843
Died: 1 May 1890
 
Notes:
Hilbert gives middle name as 'Ernest'. Gaige gives it as 'Ernst'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 281
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 44
   Hilbert, Tragic Life of Leonard, page 40
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 23, 402
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 35
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 77
Periodicals
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 7, July 1860, page 211
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 312
   [FLIN], 11 June 1859
   [GWT], 16 Aug. 1867
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1134, 8 Mar. 1862, page 261
   [NYC], 3 Sep. 1859
   [NYC], 19 Nov. 1859
   [NYC], 17 May 1862
   [NYSP], 29 Oct. 1859
   [NYTi], vol. 9, no. 2565, 9 Dec. 1859, page 1
   [RT], vol. 9, no. 212, 13 Feb. 1869, page 109
   [RT], vol. 9, no. 227, 29 May 1869, page 349
   [SoT], 11 Nov. 1871
   [TFF], 24 Nov. 1871
Web
   Brennen, Neil.  [Supporting Chess: The Michigan State Chess Association of 1869-1870]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Winter, Edward.  [James A. Leonard]
   [1st Michigan State Chess Association Tournament]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Morphy, P.C. - Michaelis, O.E. 1860         (c)     2   -   0      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of a rook
Paulsen, L. - Michaelis, O.E. 1860         (s)     0   -   1      Paulsen, L. gave odds of a knight
Michaelis, O.E. - Smith, H.D. 1869         (f)     6   -   5
Michaelis, O.E. - Kaiser, J.A. 1881         (c)     1   -   0
Michaelis, O.E. - Shipley, W.P. 1881         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Michaelis, O.E. 1882         (c)     2   -   0

Tournament data

New York 1860 (1)     1st Free Tournament    
  Michaelis, O.E. - McLean, J.D.     0 - 1          Michaelis, O.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
New York 1860 (4)     New York - Brooklyn Club Match    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Endall, W.     1.5 - 0.5    
New York 1861 (1)     3rd Free Tournament    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Mark, L.     1 - 0    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Barnett, J.P.     0 - 1    
Jackson, Michigan 1869     Michigan State Tournament - First Class    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Desenberg, M.H.     2 - 0    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Nichols, E.C.     2 - 0    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Swan, J.P.     2.5 - 0.5    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Smith, H.D.     1 - 1    
Philadelphia 1882     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     14  /  16
Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Ryan, J.S.     1 - 1    
Philadelphia 1884 (1)     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     6  /  7
Albany 1886 (1)     New York and Pennsylvania Chess Association Tournament - First Class     5  /  6
Albany 1886 (5)     New York and Pennsylvania Chess Association Tournament - Play-Offs    
  Michaelis, O.E. - Cassety, J.M.     0.5 - 2.5          Michaelis, O.E. gave odds of a knight


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020