Michael, Abraham




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  174  2162 (117) 3
1879  173  2169 (115) 0
1880  182  2177 (112) 0
1881  196  2185 (110) 0
1882  197  2193 (106) 0
1883  213  2200 (102) 0
1884  216  2208 (98) 0
1885  208  2216 (92) 0
1886  202  2224 (85) 0
1887  204  2231 (77) 0
1888  198  2239 (67) 12
1889  204  2234 (73) 1
1890  219  2229 (79) 0
1891  234  2225 (82) 0
1892  250  2220 (84) 0
1893  254  2216 (85) 0
1894  257  2211 (85) 0
1895  267  2207 (83) 0
1896  272  2203 (79) 0
1897  276  2198 (74) 12
1898  270  2216 (76) 0
1899  253  2233 (75) 13
1900  252  2229 (81) 0
1901  265  2226 (84) 0
1902  281  2222 (86) 0
1903  290  2218 (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