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William Henry Jonas
Number of games in database: 30
Years covered: 1899 to 1910
Overall record: +17 -9 =4 (63.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-06-1865, died May-16-1929, 63 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

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He was born in Coatbridge, Scotland. He went to Sydney in December 1895.

Last updated: 2020-10-26 14:08:58

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W H Jonas vs W Viner 1-0321899Sydney School of Arts Club ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
2. W H Jonas vs C Mackenzie 1-0201901New South Wales ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
3. W H Jonas vs J A Pietzcker 1-0411901New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
4. W H Jonas vs W J Miles 1-0311901New South Wales ChampionshipB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
5. A Wallace vs W H Jonas 1-0351901New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
6. L B Lancaster vs W H Jonas ½-½501901New South Wales ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J L Jacobsen vs W H Jonas 1-0361901New South Wales ChampionshipA22 English
8. F J Wallis vs W H Jonas 0-1581901New South Wales ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. G H Foster vs W H Jonas 1-0561901New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
10. W H Jonas vs J K Christenson 1-0401901New South Wales ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. W H Jonas vs C G M Watson 0-1441902New South Wales v Victoria telegraph matchC55 Two Knights Defense
12. W H Jonas vs S Crakanthorp 0-1381904MatchC20 King's Pawn Game
13. W H Jonas vs S Crakanthorp 1-0281905New South Wales ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
14. T M Bradshaw vs W H Jonas 1-0321905New South Wales ChampionshipC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
15. W H Jonas vs T M Bradshaw 1-0251905New South Wales ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
16. H Taylour vs W H Jonas 0-1451905New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
17. S Crakanthorp vs W H Jonas 1-0571905New South Wales ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. W H Jonas vs J Spedding 1-0231905New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
19. W H Jonas vs G W Baynes 1-0301905New South Wales ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
20. W H Jonas vs H Taylour 1-0361905New South Wales ChampionshipC22 Center Game
21. G Brown vs W H Jonas  ½-½471908New South Wales ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. W H Jonas vs B Parker  1-0371908New South Wales ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
23. S Crakanthorp vs W H Jonas  1-0431908New South Wales ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
24. H Taylour vs W H Jonas  0-1471908New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
25. W H Jonas vs J Lambert  1-0531908New South Wales ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
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  optimal play: <<<<<The Chess Championship of New South Wales>

Under the auspices of the N.S.W.C.A this tourney excited great enthusiasm, was reported daily in the press and was altogether an unqualified success.>

Mr Jacobsen was first,

Messrs Wallace and <Jonas> tied for second,

Messrs Foster, Miles, and Dr Lancaster for fourth,

Mr Christenson was seventh,

Mr Pietzcker eighth,

Mr Wallis ninth,

and Mr Mackenzie, who practically withdrew, was tenth.>

The first prize was 20 guineas, presented by Mr Robert Smith, the second ?10 10s, the third ?5 5s and the fourth ?3 3s.>

- Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 28 December 1901, page 4>

1901 New South Wales Chess Championship

Results for William Henry Jonas:

1st round 8th July won against C Mackenzie

2nd round 11th July had a bye

3rd round 15th July won against John Alexander Pietzcker

4th round 18th July won against William John Miles

5th round 22nd July lost to Albert Edward Wallace

6th round 25th July drew with Llewellyn Bently Lancaster

7th round 29th July lost to Julius Leigh Jacobsen

8th round 1st August won against Francis J Wallis

9th round 5th August lost to George H Foster

10th round 8th August won against John K Christenson

11th round 12th August had a bye

Final score 5?/9 (+5/=1/-3)

The only game missing from Jonas?s 1901 New South Wales Chess Championship tournament is his 6th round draw with Llewellyn Bently Lancaster.

I have not been able to locate this game, but it is noted in a contemporary newspaper report on the tournament:



Lancaster v. Jonas. ? A ?queen?s gambit declined,? was carefully opened on both sides, and adjourned at the 36th move.>

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Friday 26 July 1901, page 7>

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  optimal play: Further to the above, I have been successful in locating Jonas's 6th round draw with Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.25"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster"]
[Black "William Henry Jonas"]
[ECO "D31"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "99"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Sydney Morning Herald 27th July 1901 page 14"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 a6 8. Bd3 Nb4 9. c5 Nxd3+ 10. Qxd3 Nd7 11. Bg3 f5 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Ne2 c6 14. a3 Nf6 15. Ne5 Nh5 16. Ng6 Rf6 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7 18. Bd6 Qe8 19. Ng3 g6 20. Be5 Rf7 21. Nxh5 gxh5 22. h4 Kh7 23. Rh3 Rf8 24. Rg3 Rg8 25. Qb3 Rg4 26. f3 Rxg3 27. Bxg3 Qg6 28. Kf2 Qf7 29. Rh1 e5 30. Bxe5 Be6 31. g3 Rd8 32. a4 Rd7 33. Qd3 Rd8 34. Re1 Qd7 35. Rc1 Bf7 36. Rc3 Bg6 37. Bf4 Re8 38. b4 Ra8 39. Rb3 Qc8 40. Rb2 Bf7 41. b5 axb5 42. axb5 Be8 43. b6 Ra1 44. Qc2 Rh1 45. Kg2 Ra1 46. Ra2 Rxa2 47. Qxa2 Bg6 48. Qa7 Bf7 49. Qb8 Qxb8 50. Bxb8 ½-½

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 27 July 1901, page 11

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 27 July 1901, page 14

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