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Edward Schuyler Jackson
Number of games in database: 35
Years covered: 1920 to 1969
Overall record: +11 -20 =4 (37.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-15-1897, died Sep-06-1987, 90 years old) United States of America

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Edward Schuyler Jackson Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1897. He won the first two US Amateur Championships in 1942 and 1944, and remained an active tournament player until his death in 1987.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S T Sharp vs E S Jackson  1-0501920Atlantic CityC60 Ruy Lopez
2. E S Jackson vs Marshall 0-1581920Atlantic CityB40 Sicilian
3. E S Jackson vs G G Neidich  0-1541920Atlantic CityC53 Giuoco Piano
4. S Mlotkowski vs E S Jackson  0-1561920Atlantic CityC54 Giuoco Piano
5. E S Jackson vs S T Sharp  0-1251921Pennsylvania chC29 Vienna Gambit
6. Factor vs E S Jackson  1-04619218th American Chess CongressC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. Janowski vs E S Jackson  1-04119218th American Chess CongressD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. E S Jackson vs V Sournin  ½-½5019218th American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
9. N Whitaker vs E S Jackson  1-0121929Pennsylvania State Chess Association TournamentC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. E S Jackson vs Kupchik  0-1281932Manhattan CC-ch, /33C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
11. O Tenner vs E S Jackson  0-1291933Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
12. E S Jackson vs Kupchik  0-1301934Manhattan Chess Club-chB20 Sicilian
13. Chernev vs E S Jackson 1-0221940New YorkD05 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W Adams vs E S Jackson  1-0701943Ventnor CityC27 Vienna Game
15. E S Jackson vs W Suesman  1-0461943Ventnor CityC02 French, Advance
16. Santasiere vs E S Jackson ½-½811943Ventnor CityE60 King's Indian Defense
17. E S Jackson vs W Suesman  1-0331944Ventnor CityC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. E S Jackson vs Santasiere  0-1491944Ventnor CityD95 Grunfeld
19. M Kagan vs E S Jackson  0-1281944US OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. E S Jackson vs W Suesman  1-0471944US OpenE17 Queen's Indian
21. E S Jackson vs Reshevsky 0-1461944US OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
22. A Vasconcellos vs E S Jackson  0-1291944US OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. W Adams vs E S Jackson  1-0281944US OpenC28 Vienna Game
24. E S Jackson vs Santasiere  0-1481945Ventnor CityB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. E S Jackson vs Robert E Byrne  1-0621945Ventnor CityC41 Philidor Defense
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Dec-07-06  Resignation Trap: Edward Schuyler Jackson Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 15, 1897.

He won the first US Amateur Championship in 1942 and won it again in 1944.

ES Jackson was an active tournament player until his death in 1987.

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  Phony Benoni: I played Jackson in the 1975 U.S. Open. He was 78 at the time, nearly blind, and seemed so feeble that I couldn't help feeling a bit of pity for him, despite the fact that his rating was 200 points above mine.

Figuring that he might not ever play in a tournament again, I decided to take him back to the days of his youth and employed the King's Gambit. This was sheer hubris, trying to intimidate a guy who had played Marshall and Alekhine.

I managed to survive into a drawn ending, and offered a draw. He refused politely, saying he had to play for a win because of his tournament position (we both had 2 out of 5 at the moment).

About twenty moves later, I committed a breach of etiquette by offering another draw. This time his refusal was a bit huffier, and I realized that I was going to have to earn the draw--which I managed to do after 75 moves.

This was not, of course, his last tournament. In fact, at the 1978 US Open he won his class prize, defeating several strong Experts along the way.

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  stoy: I played E. Schuyler Jackson in the 1977 World Open. He could hardly see the board. He sacrificed a piece for an attack on my king which moved across the board to safety & I won a scary game. He congratulated me! A story from E.S.J.: in 1927 during thre first game of the Alekhine-Capablanca match a group of chessplayers was in a telegraph office awaiting the results. When the score Capablanca 0, Alekhine 1 came in one player was heard to exclaim: "Can't these telegraphers get anything right?" So great was the faith in Capablanca in 1927.
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  GrahamClayton: "Edward Schuyler Jackson of New York, a former national amateur champion, is an aggressive, imaginative player. He prefers to try for a winning attack by early psychological confrontation rather than by a build-up of small, cumulative positional subtleties" - Al Horowitz.
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  brankat: This is a great story <Phony Benoni>!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Jackson.
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