BRIDEGROOM BEST MAN IN CHESS SERIES
Levin Proves Popular Victor in 3d Annual Ventnor City Tourney
To the scroll of honor which records the outstanding achievements of the heroes of the annual series of invitation tournaments, the third of which has just been concluded at Ventnor City, N. J. may now be added the name of Jacob Levin of Philadelphia, a Latvian by birth, but for 35 of his 36 years a resident of these United States.
One of the prize winners at the original meeting of 1939, Levin, a graduate of the Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania, has not been in the limelight of late. Married earlier this year, he decided upon the short resort for a vacation from his law work when Tournament Director Wayne telephoned him an invitation to be one of 10 to compete this Summer.
It was not so much that the victor did not have a really fine background in Pennsylvania and intercity chess, but the fact that he had withdrawn for two years from the arena left the impression that he was an able but not too dangerous contender.
That his was a most popular victory was evidenced by the resounding applause which greeted the presentation of the first prize and the Press Union Newspapers Trophy by Mayor Harry S. Hodson, head of the local committee of the Ventnor City Chess Club. Levin's wife and mother were both present, and their faces glowed with pleasure as they, in common with the crowd that filled the Solarium on the Municipal Pier, shared in the triumph his skill had earned for him.>