Sellman, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1880  29  2450 (49) 43
1881  39  2443 (52) 0
1882  44  2435 (49) 5
1883  52  2424 (41) 37
1884  57  2409 (55) 0
1885  68  2393 (64) 12
1886  81  2375 (76) 0
1887  91  2357 (87) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Sellman, Alexander G.  
Born: 15 Jan. 1856
Died: 7 Oct. 1888
 
Notes:
Sergeant and Feenstra Kuiper have death on 8-09-1888. Gaige has death on 7-10-1888. Reichhelm has death on 17-10-1888. Landsberger, in The Steinitz Papers, gives his name incorrectly as 'Sellman, Alexander D.' on p.306, but correctly as 'A.G. Sellman' on p.38 (quoting the Chess Monthly).
 
References
Books
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 94
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 384
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 136
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 10
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 60, 173, 187
   Landsberger, Steinitz Papers, page 306
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 186, 209
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]
   Winter, Edward.  [Steinitz Quotes]

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

Sellman, A.G. - Pleasants, S.S. 1880         (f)     9   -   7      Sellman, A.G. gave odds of pawn and move
Mackenzie, G.H. - Sellman, A.G. 1880         (c)     1   -   1
Sellman, A.G. - Martinez, D.M. 1880         (c)     0   -   2
Sellman, A.G. - Elson, J. 1880         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Sellman, A.G. - Barbour, L.D. 1880         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Steinitz, W. - Sellman, A.G. 1882         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Sellman, A.G. 1883         (f)     1   -   1
Steinitz, W. - Sellman, A.G. 1885         (f)     3   -   0
Sellman, A.G. - Congdon, J.A. 1885         (f)     8.5   -   0.5
Sellman, A.G. - Koch, F.W. 1887         (f)     3   -   2      Sellman, A.G. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

New York 1880 (1)     5th American Chess Congress     12.5  /  18
London 1883 (5)     London Tournament     10.5  /  35


Player information updated: 14 Sept. 2015