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Jacob Gottschalk Ascher
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1877 to 1907
Overall record: +2 -2 =0 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C30 King's Gambit Declined (3 games)

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(born Feb-18-1841, died Oct-12-1912, 71 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Canada)

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Jacob Gottschalk Ascher was Canadian champion in 1878-9 and (jointly) in 1882-3 periods and was the New Dominion Monthly's chess columnist. He was the secretary of the Montreal chess club at 141 Mansfield Street, the president of the Montreal Chess Divan at 112 St. Francois Xavier Street and was on the managing committee of the Canadian Chess Association in 1884.

References:, New Dominion Monthly, Synopsis of Chess Openings - a Tabular Analysis, by William Cook and Joseph W. Miller

Wikipedia article: Jacob Ascher

Last updated: 2018-03-22 18:42:57

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Ascher vs Bird 1-0251877Simul, 25bC21 Center Game
2. Gunsberg vs J Ascher 1-0191879LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
3. Mackenzie vs J Ascher  0-1321879SimulC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. J R Taber vs J Ascher  1-0291907Manhattan CC - Brooklyn CC mC30 King's Gambit Declined
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  Benzol: Jacob Gottschalk Ascher
Born 18th February 1841 in Plymouth
Died 12th October 1912 in New York
Canadian Champion in 1878-79 and 1882-83 (jointly).
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  Benzol: I had assumed originally that this was Jacob Gottschalk Ascher but can anybody (<IMlday>; <ruy lopez 900>) confirm this. Help is definitely appreciated in cases like this.
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>Help is definitely appreciated in cases like this.

I think you are correct. Ascher is mentioned in the following article:

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  Benzol: <Graham> Thanks for your support. I'd forgotten that I posted here but after five years or so I hope that's understandable. My Jurassic machine won't let me access that article you've linked to but never mind. Btw are you uploading the games you've posted on other threads? I think <CG> are very busy with other things at the moment so game submissions are suffering.
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol> Btw are you uploading the games you've posted on other threads?

Yes - as well as posting the game in a thread I also upload it too.

Sep-25-15  thomastonk: A few days ago, I posted an Evans Gambit <Wallace v Bowen>, see Albert Edward Wallace. The next game is also an Evans Gambit, but it is much more difficult, but by no means less entertaining.

[Event "?"]
[Site "Manhattan Chess Club"]
[Date "1892.08.14"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ascher, J.G."]
[Black "Hodges, A.B."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C52"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O dxc3 8. Qb3 Qf6 9. e5 Qg6 10. Nxc3 Nge7 11. Ba3 O-O 12. Rad1 Bxc3 13. Qxc3 Re8 14. Bd3 Qh5 15. Rfe1 Ng6 16. Bb2 Qh6 17. Bc4 Nd8 18. Bc1 Qh5 19. Ng5 Rxe5 20. Qb3 d5 21. Bxd5 Bg4 22. Bxf7+ Nxf7 23. Qxf7+ Kh8 24. f3 Rf8 25. Rxe5 h6 26. Rd8 1-0

Maybe I will post here some comments within the next days.

BTW, Ascher drew a game with Steinitz in a 18-board simultaneous exhibition in the Columbia Chess Club on 1 January 1888; maybe the game survived. At this time Ascher was the chess editor of the Montreal "Sport".

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  TheFocus: This bio could use with some capitalization: "Montreal chess club," "Xavier street" and "chess association."
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