Michaelis, Otho




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  150  2146 (96) 6
1861  155  2155 (95) 1
1862  146  2174 (96) 0
1863  137  2193 (97) 0
1864  135  2211 (96) 0
1865  121  2230 (94) 0
1866  114  2249 (92) 0
1867  98  2268 (88) 0
1868  91  2286 (84) 0
1869  81  2305 (77) 16
1870  76  2317 (83) 0
1871  72  2329 (87) 0
1872  66  2341 (90) 0
1873  62  2354 (92) 0
1874  55  2366 (93) 0
1875  57  2378 (93) 0
1876  48  2390 (92) 0
1877  45  2402 (90) 0
1878  44  2414 (87) 0
1879  43  2426 (82) 0
1880  41  2439 (76) 0
1881  39  2451 (69) 2
1882  33  2470 (61) 18
1883  42  2458 (64) 2
1884  43  2455 (66) 6
1885  51  2433 (74) 0
1886  63  2411 (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