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Herbert Levi Jacobs
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1886 to 1915
Overall record: +12 -14 =2 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-16-1863, died Feb-11-1950, 86 years old) United Kingdom

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At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, Jacobs ranked among the strongest chess-players of England. He made frequent appearances in the City of London Chess Club's Championships tournaments, and in the British Chess Championship competitions.

He played seven times for England in the Anglo-American cable match, scoring +4, =2, and -1.

Jacobs was a fine natural player, but his lack of book knowlegde of openings, which he freely admitted, precluded him from attaining an even higher rank.

He was a barrister-at-law of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, and Law Tutor to the Chartered Accountants Students' Society of London. He authored several editions of Stevens' Elements of Mercantile Law.

Source: BCM, Vol. LXX (1950), p 153.

Source: "Stevens' Elements of Mercantile Law", 5th ed. (London 1911) and 10th ed. (London 1938).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Jacobs vs J De Soyres 1-028 1886 London (m/1)C29 Vienna Gambit
2. H Jacobs vs A Mocatta 1-040 1894 London (m/1)C26 Vienna
3. E Thorold vs H Jacobs  1-039 1895 HastingsC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. McCutcheon vs H Jacobs 0-127 1897 2nd Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
5. A K Robinson vs H Jacobs 0-162 1898 3rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
6. Loman vs H Jacobs  1-033 1899 City Club TournamentB01 Scandinavian
7. H Voigt vs H Jacobs  ½-½41 1899 4th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
8. H Jacobs vs Loman  0-1100 1899 City Club TournamentC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. H Jacobs vs S Bampton  1-023 1900 5th Anglo-American Cable MatchC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. C Newman vs H Jacobs  1-052 1901 6th Anglo-American Cable MatchA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. E Delmar vs H Jacobs  ½-½59 1903 8th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
12. H Jacobs vs H E Atkins  0-148 1904 HastingsC29 Vienna Gambit
13. H Jacobs vs R P Michell  0-147 1904 BCF-ch 1stC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. R C MacDonald vs H Jacobs  0-150 1904 BCF-ch 1stB01 Scandinavian
15. H Jacobs vs W A Ruth  1-040 1909 11th Anglo-American Cable MatchA03 Bird's Opening
16. H Jacobs vs H Holmes 1-026 1909 British Chess Federation Master TtC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. H Jacobs vs F J Lee 0-155 1909 British Chess Federation Master TtA03 Bird's Opening
18. Yates vs H Jacobs 1-047 1909 British Chess Federation Master TtB01 Scandinavian
19. H Jacobs vs D van Foreest  0-156 1910 City of London - NetherlandsA00 Uncommon Opening
20. E E Colman vs H Jacobs 1-028 1911 Tunbridge WellsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. F E Hamond vs H Jacobs  0-127 1912 BCF-ch 9thB01 Scandinavian
22. R C Griffith vs H Jacobs  1-062 1912 BCF-ch 9thD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. H Jacobs vs H B Uber  1-039 1912 BCF-ch 9thA00 Uncommon Opening
24. H Jacobs vs W Gibson  0-128 1912 BCF-ch 9thA00 Uncommon Opening
25. H Jacobs vs Blackburne 1-046 1913 Cheltenham BCF RoA00 Uncommon Opening
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  GrahamClayton: English amateur player who was a barrister of profession. Also editor of the Elements of Mercantile Law book.
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