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Julius Leigh Jacobsen
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1877 to 1914
Overall record: +17 -8 =2 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-28-1862, died Jun-01-1916, 54 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

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Julius Leigh Jacobsen was Australian champion in 1897 (Sydney).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J L Jacobsen vs R English 1-0161877Hull v Leeds club matchC45 Scotch Game
2. J L Jacobsen vs G Farrow  1-0371878ENGC51 Evans Gambit
3. A Skipworth vs J L Jacobsen  1-0271878Grimsby v Hull club matchC46 Three Knights
4. J L Jacobsen vs T E Ash 0-181889MatchA22 English
5. J L Jacobsen vs W Ridley  1-0241889Sydney School of Arts Club championshipC51 Evans Gambit
6. W Ridley vs J L Jacobsen  1-0401889Sydney School of Arts Club championshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. H Lusk vs J L Jacobsen  0-1201889Sydney School of Arts Club championshipC25 Vienna
8. J L Jacobsen vs NN  1-0241890SydneyC67 Ruy Lopez
9. J L Jacobsen vs W Crane 0-1291891SydneyC29 Vienna Gambit
10. J L Jacobsen vs H P Stephen  ½-½401892NSW v VICC29 Vienna Gambit
11. J L Jacobsen vs W Crane 0-1211893SydneyC25 Vienna
12. A Wallace vs J L Jacobsen  1-0371893SydneyC42 Petrov Defense
13. J L Jacobsen vs W Crane 1-0131893Club matchC49 Four Knights
14. W Crane vs J L Jacobsen 0-1321895Club GameC77 Ruy Lopez
15. W Crane vs J L Jacobsen 0-1721897Elimination tournamentC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. J L Jacobsen vs R Hodgson  0-1381897New South Wales v Victoria telegraph matchC29 Vienna Gambit
17. W Crane vs J L Jacobsen 0-1271897AUS-ch matchB01 Scandinavian
18. J L Jacobsen vs W Crane 1-0311897AUS-ch matchC77 Ruy Lopez
19. W Crane vs J L Jacobsen 0-1771897AUS-ch matchC67 Ruy Lopez
20. J L Jacobsen vs W Crane 1-0171897AUS-ch matchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. W J Miles vs J L Jacobsen  0-1331901NSW chA30 English, Symmetrical
22. A Wallace vs J L Jacobsen  0-1641901NSW chD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. L B Lancaster vs J L Jacobsen  0-1351901NSW chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
24. J L Jacobsen vs J K Christenson ½-½441901NSW chC47 Four Knights
25. J L Jacobsen vs F J Wallis  1-0431901NSW chA80 Dutch
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  GrahamClayton: 1897 Australian Chmapion and 1901 New South Wales champion. Born in Hull, Jacobsen became one of the best players in Yorkshire. At 16 he visited London, and in scored +4, -2, =1 against HE Bird in a series of casual games. He gave up chess, and only started to play again when he emigrated to Australia in the late 1880's.
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  GrahamClayton: Obituary notice from the Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 3 June 1916, page 10:



Mr. Julius Leigh Jacobsen, the retired chess champion of Australasia, died on Thursday night at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He had been an inmate of the hospital for about six weeks, and was being treated for an inter- nal complaint. Mr. Jacobsen was born at Hull, England, 54 years ago; his father, Dr. J. Jacob sen, was court interpreter and teacher of lan- guages in Hull, and the author of several plays.

Mr. J. L. Jacobsen, when a lad of 14, was one of the strongost chess players In York- shire. Stelnltz, the world's champion, dubbed him the "Boy Prodigy." He came to Aus- tralia 27 years ago, and lived in Brisbane for a few years. He then came on to Sydney, where he has resided for the last quarter of a century. His Australian chess record Is un- surpassed. He wrested the championship from Mr. W. Crane, and maintained it when he was challenged by Mr. W. H. Jonas. Though never matched for the championship against Mr. E. N. Wallace ho defeated him on two occasions in club tournament games. He also beat Mr. F. K. Esling, the Victorian champion, In a telegraph game. Mr. Jacobsen's style was ex- tremely brilliant, and he played rapidly even in complicated positions. He was the chess tutor, of Mr. W. S. Viner, the present Aus-

tralian champion.

Mr.- Jacobsen wns for a number of years employed In tho post-offices at Park-street nnd George-street West. On his retirement ho went into the business of a wholesale wood and coal merchant. About l8 months ago he sold out his business.

Mr. Jacobsen lived at Ellesmore, Croydon. He was married 13 years ago to Miss M. E. C. Snape, who survives him. Ho leaves no family. The funeral will leave Messrs. Wood, Coffill''s George-street funeral mortuary to- day, at 2.15 p.m., for tho Waverley cemetery.

Sep-21-11  HansR: @GrahamClayton : What is the source where you found the score between Jacobsen and Bird? kind regards
Jun-12-16  patzerkiller: Portrait here:

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