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Egil Jacobsen
E Jacobsen 
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1916 to 1923
Overall record: +1 -8 =6 (26.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-11-1897, died Mar-27-1923, 25 years old) Denmark

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Egil Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen and educated as an engineer. He was Danish Champion in 1917 (Grenå) and 1922 (Copenhagen in July). In Copenhagen December 1922 he was 2nd= behind Aron Nimzowitsch, and in Copenhagen early March 1923 he was 5th with 3/10 (Aron Nimzowitsch won).

According to Savielly Tartakower in Wiener Schachzeitung March 1923 he was "Eine grosse Hoffnung Dänemarks". Sadly, however, he passed away shortly after from a throat abscess which led to blood poisoning.

Main sources: Skakbladet 1922-23, Chess Notes 7235 & 7242, and Wikipedia article: Egil Jacobsen.

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Rask vs E Jacobsen  ½-½571916Malmo tD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. K Kullberg vs E Jacobsen  1-0211916Nordic Congress-B 7thC45 Scotch Game
3. E Jacobsen vs B Owesson  0-1381916Nordic Congress-B 7thA03 Bird's Opening
4. B Rask vs E Jacobsen  1-0371916Nordic Congress-B 7thC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. F Bengtsson vs E Jacobsen  ½-½451916Nordic Chess CongressC56 Two Knights
6. Tartakower vs E Jacobsen  ½-½441923CopenhagenC45 Scotch Game
7. E Jacobsen vs Saemisch 0-1361923CopenhagenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. Spielmann vs E Jacobsen  1-0351923CopenhagenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. E Jacobsen vs J Moeller 1-0491923CopenhagenA84 Dutch
10. Nimzowitsch vs E Jacobsen 1-0631923CopenhagenD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. E Jacobsen vs Tartakower 0-1341923CopenhagenD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
12. Saemisch vs E Jacobsen  ½-½601923CopenhagenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. E Jacobsen vs Spielmann  ½-½761923CopenhagenA57 Benko Gambit
14. J Moeller vs E Jacobsen  ½-½411923CopenhagenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. E Jacobsen vs Nimzowitsch 0-1541923CopenhagenA47 Queen's Indian
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Jacobsen wins | Jacobsen loses  

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Mar-05-11  BLarsen1967: In 1922 Egil Jacobsen caught the Danish Championship. Very few games have survived,but here's one,Egil J. beating J.Giersing

[Event "DM"]
[Site "Kobenhavn"]
[Date "1922.07.04"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Giersing, J."]
[Black "Jacobsen, Egil"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C29"]
[Opening "Vienna Gambit"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Be7 6. d4 Bg4 7. Bd3 Ng5 8. Be2 Ne6 9. Be3 Nc6 10. O-O O-O 11. Qd2 f6 12. Rad1 fxe5 13. dxe5 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Rxf3 15. Rxf3 d4 16. Qe2 Qc8 17. Nd5 dxe3 18. Nxe7+ Nxe7 19. Qxe3 Ng6 20. Qb3 Kh8 21. Rdf1 Nd4 22. Qd5 Nxf3+ 23. Rxf3 Qd8 24. Qxb7 Rb8 25. Rd3 Qf8 26. Qxc7 Rxb2 27. Rf3 Qb8 28. Qd6 Qb6+ 29. Kf1 Qb5+ 30. Rd3 Qe8 31. e6 h6 32. Qd7 Rb1+ 33. Kf2 Qf8+ 34. Rf3 Qc5+ 35. Kg3 Qe5+ 0-1

Aug-27-11  Karpova: C.N. 7242

Obituary on pages 115-116 of the April 1923 issue of 'Skakbladet' (translated by Claes Løfgren (Randers, Denmark)):

<‘The champion of Denmark Egil Jacobsen died on 27 March, aged only 26, from a throat abscess which led to blood poisoning. He was participating in a tournament for the championship of Copenhagen and had played only a couple of games when the disease forced him to withdraw; however, nobody thought that the fresh young man would perish within a few days.’>

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  Tabanus: I found his birth date in Danish population records. Wikipedia says "shared 2nd, behind Erik Andersen, at Copenhagen 1923 (DEN-ch)" which cannot be correct.

Some lists the Danish champions from 1922 on, some from 1910 on. The Danish Chess Union held annual national tournaments since 1910, but only since 1922 they used the term Danish Champion. Without access to Skakbladet 1917 I don't know if he shared the prize that year.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Egil Jacobsen.
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