Sellman, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1880  36  2444 (48) 43
1881  44  2440 (52) 0
1882  47  2435 (48) 5
1883  54  2427 (40) 37
1884  60  2417 (55) 0
1885  67  2407 (63) 12
1886  78  2388 (76) 0
1887  97  2369 (86) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 191, 580
   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, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     10.5  /  35


Player information updated: 5 May 2020