|Oct-16-04|| ||Knight13: No kibizing for hime yet? I think his winning games (36.9%) is little terrible. He is about 100 rating lower than Alekhine's rating (estimate) wich there were no rating back then. He's not bad at all. |
|Oct-17-04|| ||Chessical: According to Britbase Chess Archive (http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/britbase/...) : Reginald Price Michell (9th April 1873 - 20th May 1938) was an amateur player of some note. Britbase highlights the game R P Michell vs Colle, 1931
as being of particular quality.
Michell was British amateur Champion in 1902. He played in the 1927 Olympiad for England, scoring +4, =4, -5, and in the 1933 Olympiad less successfully scoring +0, =5, -4. He also played in eight England v USA cable matches between 1901 and 1911.
Michell was a frequent competitor in the Hastings Premier over 20 years, defeating Mir Sultan Khan and Vera Menchik in 1932/3. He finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the British Championship proper, defeating Henry Ernest Atkins on several occasions. He worked in the Admiralty, and his wife Edith was British Women's Champion in 1931 (jointly), 1932 and 1935.
|Oct-17-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: his win over Alekhine is pretty impressive!|
|Oct-17-05|| ||weary willy: <AlexanderMorphy: his win over Alekhine is pretty impressive!> Unfortunately it seems clear that this game is by another Michell - see the game and the comment in the Kibitzers' section|
|Oct-17-05|| ||weary willy: "R. P. Michell, was born in Penzance in 1873. His father and two brothers played chess and he was already an expert player when he joined the Penzance club at the age of 15. Two years later the whole family moved to London, where Reginald joined the Civil Service, working his way up to become Permanent Secretary in the Admiralty. In spite of having a full-time, 40 yr career and many other interests, his ability at chess was such that he represented England many times in international matches, even playing in the 5th Olympiad at Folkestone at the ripe old age of 60. Though, because of his many commitments, he could never hope to reach the heights of the professionals like Alekhine, Reti, Grunfeld, etc., he took the scalps of most of them from time to time. Also, perhaps because he died soon after retirement, in spite of having literary talents he never got round to compiling any record of his playing career, and his contribution to British chess is now largely forgotten, even in his native county." [From website of Cornwall Chess Association]|
|Oct-17-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: yes sadly that game was played by another michelle!|
|Apr-09-07|| ||gambitfan: Player of the day (PLOD Mo 09/04/2007)|
|Aug-26-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
The boy's name Reginald is of Latin origin (Reginaldus), and its meaning is "ruler's advisor". Variant of Reynold and Ronald. Popular in Britain in the 19th century.
|Apr-09-09|| ||wordfunph: 30 years after he died then i was born.
Happy Birthday Reginald Michell..
|Apr-09-09|| ||JaneEyre: <Reginald Price Michell was born on the 9th of April 1873 in Penzance Cornwall, England. He was British Amateur Champion in 1902. He passed away in London in 1938.>|
Not much of a life, was it?
|Nov-17-09|| ||Phony Benoni: <The Price is Wrong?>|
The normally reliable Jeremy Gaige (<Chess Personalia>, p. 281) gives Michell's middle nama as "Pryce". This is the form also used by Edward Winter in his Chess Notes no. 5061 (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...).
On the other hand, everybody else from Olimpbase to Wikipedia seems to accept "Price" as the middle name.
Normally I'd trust Gaige, but in light of the near unanimity of opinion the other way I'm asking if anyone can absolutely confirm Michell's middle name.
|Mar-18-10|| ||sdrumovic: Does someone have the final ranking of the 1922 London Major Open, won by Michell and played along with the famous 1922 London Chess Congress won by Capablanca?|
|Mar-18-10|| ||sneaky pete: <sdrumovic> From the tournament book edited by Watts:|
1. R.P. Michell, London 8 -d111d101101
2/3. J.H. Blake, London 7,5 d-1d11001d11
2/3. A. Seitz, Munich 7,5 00-01111d111
4. K. Berndtsson, Gothenburg 7 0d1-10d11011
5/6. A. Steiner, Budapest 6 0000-1110111
5/6. Dr. Z. Vecsey, Czecko Slovakia 6 d0010-1d1dd1
7. Dr. F. Balogh, Roumania 5,5 010d00-1d11d
8/10. R.H.V. Scott, London 4,5 11000d0-0110
8/10. E.G. Sergeant, London 4,5 00d010d1-d01
8/10. Marquis del Turco, Florence 4,5 0d010d00d-11
11. G. Koltanowski, Antwerp 3 10000d0010-d
12. L. Singer, Trieste 2 000000d100d-
That Czecko Slovakia is the authentic Watts-spelling.
|Mar-19-10|| ||sdrumovic: Wow sneaky pete! You've been so fast! And the cross-table too!|
Thank you very much.
Do you happen to have also the ranking/cross-table from the B tournament in Margate 1923?
In that tournament there was an italian player too: Romih (sometimes spelled as Romi) who ranked as third.
|Mar-19-10|| ||sneaky pete: <sdrumovic> Sorry, none whatever. The only thing I could find about Margate 1923 are the final standings of the main tournament, where Michell shared second place in the distinguished company of Alekhine and Bogoljubov, be it a full point behind Meister Gehirnfehlt.|
|Mar-19-10|| ||Calli: 19th Kent County Chess Association Ch
Margate 1923 (March 31 - April 7)
1. Dewing, Leslie Charles Gwyn *101111= 5.5
2. Snowden, H.J. 0*=1==11 4.5
3. Romi, Massimiliano 1=*01=01 4
4. DeSouza, Mendes, Joao 001*011= 3.5
5. Price, Edith Charlotte 0=01*==1 3.5
6. Key, G. 0==0=*=1 3
7. Louis, F.V. 0010==*0 2
8. Sullivan, P. =00=001* 2
source: Chess Results 1921-1930, Di Felice, page 57
|Apr-09-10|| ||wordfunph: he won against William Winter..
maybe he's an IM-caliber player..