Michaelis, Otho




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  152  2140 (96) 6
1861  156  2149 (95) 1
1862  147  2168 (96) 0
1863  139  2187 (97) 0
1864  138  2205 (96) 0
1865  121  2224 (94) 0
1866  118  2243 (92) 0
1867  98  2261 (88) 0
1868  94  2280 (84) 0
1869  84  2299 (77) 16
1870  77  2311 (83) 0
1871  73  2323 (87) 0
1872  69  2335 (90) 0
1873  64  2347 (92) 0
1874  58  2359 (93) 0
1875  58  2371 (93) 0
1876  50  2383 (92) 0
1877  46  2395 (90) 0
1878  44  2407 (87) 0
1879  42  2420 (82) 0
1880  42  2432 (76) 0
1881  40  2444 (69) 2
1882  34  2463 (61) 18
1883  44  2452 (64) 2
1884  44  2449 (66) 6
1885  52  2426 (74) 0
1886  60  2403 (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'. The American Chess Magazine of July 1899 (p.18) has 'Major, then Capt., Michaels'.
 
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
   [ACMa], vol. 3, no. 1, July 1899, page 18
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 7, July 1860, page 211
   [CMNY], vol. 4, no. 10, Oct. 1860, page 312
   [DCJ], vol. 8, no. 65, July 1875, page 331
   [DCJ], vol. 8, no. 67, Oct. 1875, page 438
   [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. 2022