Michael, Abraham




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  184  2158 (117) 3
1879  185  2165 (115) 0
1880  192  2173 (112) 0
1881  205  2180 (110) 0
1882  204  2188 (106) 0
1883  216  2195 (102) 0
1884  222  2203 (98) 0
1885  214  2210 (92) 0
1886  210  2218 (85) 0
1887  210  2225 (77) 0
1888  206  2232 (67) 12
1889  206  2227 (73) 1
1890  227  2222 (78) 0
1891  239  2218 (82) 0
1892  255  2214 (84) 0
1893  262  2209 (85) 0
1894  263  2205 (84) 0
1895  276  2200 (83) 0
1896  276  2196 (79) 0
1897  277  2191 (74) 12
1898  272  2209 (76) 0
1899  254  2226 (75) 13
1900  255  2223 (81) 0
1901  271  2219 (84) 0
1902  288  2215 (86) 0
1903  300  2211 (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 (8)     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