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Einar Michelsen
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 1907 to 1945
Overall record: +11 -29 =3 (29.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-16-1885, died May-15-1952, 67 years old) Denmark (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Einar Michelsen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1885. In 1903, he helped found the Danish chess magazine Skakbladet. Michelsen emigrated to the United States in 1905, living mainly in Chicago but also in Kansas City and New York. In 1907, he won the championship of the Western Chess Association in Excelsior, Minn. In 1908, Michelsen won the Kansas City chess championship and in 1909, that of the Chicago Chess and Checker Club. He placed fourth in the 1945 US Open at the age of 60.

Last updated: 2021-11-30 04:13:08

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J F Cross vs E Michelsen ½-½2119078th Western ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. H D Smith vs E Michelsen  0-15019078th Western ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. E Michelsen vs F N Stacy  1-02719089th Western Championship. Prelim BC55 Two Knights Defense
4. L Uedemann vs E Michelsen 1-03319089th Western Championship (Final)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. Capablanca vs E Michelsen 1-0321910Simul, 28bB20 Sicilian
6. M Goldsmith vs E Michelsen 0-165191112th Western ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
7. E Michelsen vs E F Schrader  1-044191112th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
8. E Michelsen vs E P Elliott  0-132191213th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
9. E Michelsen vs H F Lee  0-143191213th Western ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. H H Hahlbohm vs E Michelsen  1-047191314th Western ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
11. E Michelsen vs B Jefferson 0-123191314th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
12. J T Beckner vs E Michelsen  1-030191314th Western ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
13. Kupchik vs E Michelsen  0-1481915Progressive Chess Club-chD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Capablanca vs E Michelsen 1-0401915Simul, 65bB32 Sicilian
15. A Hodges vs E Michelsen  0-1301915New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
16. J Bernstein vs E Michelsen 1-0481915New York MastersA84 Dutch
17. Capablanca vs E Michelsen 1-0291915New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
18. E Michelsen vs Kupchik 0-1371915New York MastersC59 Two Knights
19. E Michelsen vs Ed. Lasker  ½-½541915New York MastersC50 Giuoco Piano
20. O Chajes vs E Michelsen 1-0271915New York MastersA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E Michelsen vs Marshall 0-1231915New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
22. E Michelsen vs A Hodges  0-1211915New York MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
23. E Michelsen vs J Bernstein ½-½361915New York MastersC51 Evans Gambit
24. Kupchik vs E Michelsen  1-0331915New York MastersC12 French, McCutcheon
25. E Michelsen vs Capablanca 0-1461915New York MastersB01 Scandinavian
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  Phony Benoni: Might this person (as well as Michelsen) be Einar Michelsen, winner of the 1907 Western Open?
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  GrahamClayton: <Phony Benoni>Might this person (as well as Michelsen) be Einar Michelsen, winner of the 1907 Western Open?

<Phony Benoni>,
You are correct. Michelsen was a member of the Isaac L Rice Progressive Chess club at the time of the 1915 game v Chajes.

In 1917 Michelsen finished second to A Kupchik in the rapid transit tournament at the Issac L Rice club, ahead of FJ Marshall and David Janowski.

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  Tabanus: I believe J Michelsen is him also, with two missing Marshall games from NY 1915. If no protest I'll report it tomorrow.
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  Phony Benoni: <Tabanus> It was <E Michelsen> at New York 1915, as confirmed by a crosstable in the American Chess Bulletin, May/June, 1915, p. 92.

It looks like ACB has all the games from the tournament. Smells like a new collection to me, especially since we don't even have all of Capablanca's games from the tournament.

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  Tabanus: <Phony Benoni> Thanks. I submitted a slip with 4 compelling arguments :) Here is a picture in Chess Notes:

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  Phony Benoni: In this picture from the 1913 Western Championship Michelsen is standing, fifth from the right, and obscured by Hermann Hahlbohm.

Sep-27-18  Jean Defuse: ...

An excellent research of the "Chess Marginalia Blog" about Einar Michelsen's early chess career:

Part I.

Part II.




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