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Herbert Levi Jacobs
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1886 to 1915
Overall record: +13 -14 =2 (48.3%)*
   * 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 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Jacobs vs J De Soyres 1-0281886London (m/1)C29 Vienna Gambit
2. H Jacobs vs A Mocatta 1-0401894London (m/1)A07 King's Indian Attack
3. E Thorold vs H Jacobs  1-03918957th British Amateur-ChC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. McCutcheon vs H Jacobs 0-12718972nd Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
5. A K Robinson vs H Jacobs 0-16218983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
6. Loman vs H Jacobs  1-0331899City Club TournamentB01 Scandinavian
7. H Voigt vs H Jacobs  ½-½4118994th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
8. H Jacobs vs Loman  0-11001899City Club TournamentC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. H Jacobs vs S Bampton  1-02319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. C Newman vs H Jacobs  1-05219016th Anglo-American Cable MatchA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. E Delmar vs H Jacobs  ½-½5919038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
12. H Jacobs vs H E Atkins  0-1481904British ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
13. H Jacobs vs R P Michell  0-1471904BCF-ch 1stC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. R C MacDonald vs H Jacobs 0-1501904BCF-ch 1stB01 Scandinavian
15. H Jacobs vs N J Roughton 1-0301906BCF-ch 3rd 1wk 1st classC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. H Jacobs vs W A Ruth  1-040190911th Anglo-American Cable MatchA03 Bird's Opening
17. H Jacobs vs H H Holmes 1-0261909British Chess Federation Master TtC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
18. H Jacobs vs F J Lee 0-1551909British Chess Federation Master TtA03 Bird's Opening
19. Yates vs H Jacobs 1-0471909British Chess Federation Master TtB01 Scandinavian
20. H Jacobs vs D van Foreest  0-1561910City of London - NetherlandsA00 Uncommon Opening
21. E E Colman vs H Jacobs 1-0281911Tunbridge WellsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. F E Hamond vs H Jacobs  0-1271912BCF-ch 9thB01 Scandinavian
23. R C Griffith vs H Jacobs  1-0621912BCF-ch 9thD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. H Jacobs vs H B Uber  1-0391912BCF-ch 9thA00 Uncommon Opening
25. H Jacobs vs W Gibson  0-1281912BCF-ch 9thA00 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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