Michael, Abraham




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  177  2159 (117) 3
1879  179  2166 (115) 0
1880  189  2174 (112) 0
1881  202  2182 (110) 0
1882  200  2190 (106) 0
1883  217  2198 (102) 0
1884  220  2205 (98) 0
1885  213  2213 (92) 0
1886  211  2221 (85) 0
1887  211  2229 (77) 0
1888  203  2237 (67) 12
1889  207  2232 (73) 1
1890  227  2227 (79) 0
1891  239  2223 (82) 0
1892  255  2219 (84) 0
1893  260  2215 (85) 0
1894  263  2211 (84) 0
1895  273  2207 (83) 0
1896  271  2203 (79) 0
1897  273  2199 (74) 12
1898  260  2217 (76) 0
1899  245  2234 (75) 13
1900  245  2230 (81) 0
1901  260  2227 (84) 0
1902  275  2223 (86) 0
1903  288  2219 (86) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Michael, Abraham  
Born:
Died: 12 July 1933
 
Notes:
There was also an 'M. Michael' in the Birmingham Chess Club at the same time as Abraham Michael in 1881, but by 1882, Abraham Michael had moved to South Africa, where he won the national championship in 1899. However, in 1888 a handicap tournament at the British Chess Club in London has listed an 'A. Michael'. One supposes that he was back in England temporarily.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 280
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 299
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 260
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, no. 10, Oct. 1890, page 410
   [BCM], vol. 17, no. 6, June 1897, page 213
   [CML], vol. 3, no. 1, Sep. 1881, page 2
   [CML], vol. 3, no. 12, Aug. 1882, page 356
   [CML], vol. 9, no. 10, June 1888, page 290
   [CML], vol. 9, no. 11, July 1888, page 327
   [CML], vol. 9, no. 12, Aug. 1888, page 377
Web
   [South African Chess Championship]

Tournament data

Birmingham (?) 1878     Dudley and Stourbridge - Birmingham Club Match    
  Michael, A. - McCarthy, F.     2 - 1    
London, England 1888 (4)     British Chess Club Handicap     5.5  /  12      odds player in two moves class
London, England 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Michael, A. - Salter, D.M.     1 - 0    
Cape Town 1897     South Africa Championship     7.5  /  12
Durban 1899     South Africa Championship     11  /  13
Johannesburg 1903     South Africa Championship     6.5  /  9


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2021