Michaelis, Otho




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  149  2140 (96) 6
1861  156  2150 (95) 1
1862  144  2168 (96) 0
1863  137  2187 (97) 0
1864  134  2206 (96) 0
1865  118  2225 (94) 0
1866  113  2244 (92) 0
1867  95  2262 (88) 0
1868  84  2281 (84) 0
1869  74  2300 (77) 16
1870  71  2313 (83) 0
1871  65  2326 (87) 0
1872  64  2338 (90) 0
1873  60  2351 (92) 0
1874  52  2364 (93) 0
1875  51  2377 (93) 0
1876  46  2390 (92) 0
1877  42  2403 (90) 0
1878  40  2416 (87) 0
1879  39  2429 (82) 0
1880  36  2441 (76) 0
1881  33  2454 (68) 2
1882  31  2474 (61) 18
1883  41  2462 (64) 2
1884  41  2459 (66) 6
1885  48  2436 (74) 0
1886  59  2413 (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
   [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. 2021