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John K Christenson
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1901
Overall record: +4 -4 =1 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-22-1873, 148 years old) Australia

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Last updated: 2021-08-15 07:52:56

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L B Lancaster vs J K Christenson 0-1501901New South Wales ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J K Christenson vs C Mackenzie 1-0541901New South Wales ChampionshipD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J L Jacobsen vs J K Christenson ½-½441901New South Wales ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
4. F J Wallis vs J K Christenson 0-1381901New South Wales ChampionshipC22 Center Game
5. J K Christenson vs J A Pietzcker 1-0441901New South Wales ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. G H Foster vs J K Christenson 1-0711901New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
7. J K Christenson vs W J Miles 0-1281901New South Wales ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. W H Jonas vs J K Christenson 1-0401901New South Wales ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. J K Christenson vs A Wallace 0-1371901New South Wales ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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  GrahamClayton: Winner of the inaugral NSW state championship in 1901.
May-16-21  optimal play: <Winner of the inaugral NSW state championship in 1901…> was Julius Leigh Jacobsen


Won by Jacobsen>

SYDNEY, Wednesday>

The championship chess tournament concluded last night and was won by Jacobsen.>

The result of the tourney was:- Jacobsen, first; Wallace and Jonas divided second and third; Miles, Foster, and Lancaster divided fourth, fifth, and sixth; Christenson, seventh; Pietzcker eighth; Wallace, ninth; and Mackenzie tenth.>

- Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), Wednesday 14 August 1901, page 2>

Christenson finished 7th on 4½/9

Aug-15-21  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 John K Christenson:-

1st round 8th July had a bye

2nd round 11th July won against Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster

3rd round 15th July won against C Mackenzie

4th round 18th July drew with Julius Leigh Jacobsen

5th round 22nd July had a bye

6th round 25th July won against Francis J Wallis

7th round 29th July won against John Alexander Pietzcker

8th round 1st August lost to George H Foster

9th round 5th August lost to William John Miles

10th round 8th August lost to William Henry Jonas

11th round 12th August lost to Albert Edward Wallace

Final score 4½/9 (+4/=1/-4)

There are two games missing from Christenson’s 1901 New South Wales Chess Championship tournament. These are his 2nd round win against Lancaster and his 6th round win against Wallis.

I have previously submitted his game against Lancaster for inclusion in the Chessgames database and now submit his game against Wallis.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.25"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Francis J Wallis"]
[Black "John K Christenson"]
[ECO "C22"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Daily Telegraph 27th July 1901 page 11"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qe3 Bb4+ 5. c3 Be7 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Bd3 d6 8. Nbd2 Ng4 9. Qe2 Nge5 10. Nf1 Nxd3+ 11. Qxd3 O-O 12. Ng3 Bf6 13. O-O Re8 14. Be3 g6 15. Rfe1 Bg7 16. Qd2 Bg4 17. Bd4 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 c6 19. f4 Bd7 20. f5 Be5 21. Nf3 Bxg3 22. hxg3 gxf5 23. Qg5+ Qxg5 24. Nxg5 h6 25. Nf3 fxe4 26. Nd2 d5 27. Kf2 Kh7 28. Rad1 Bg4 29. Rc1 Rad8 30. c4 Re7 31. Rc3 d4 32. Nxe4 Rxe4 33. Rxe4 dxc3 34. bxc3 Be6 35. Ke3 Rd1 36. Kf4 Rd3 37. g4 Rxc3 38. g5 Rxc4 0-1

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  Stonehenge: <John K. Christenson was born at Balaklava, South Australia, on March 22, 1873, and is now in his 24th year. He went with his parents to Teetulpa during the gold rush there, and thence to Broken Hill,
where he entered the postal service. He was taught chess at South Broken Hill by Mr. Kruger; and after six months' practice joined the Broken Hill Club in 1892. Christenson made rapid progress, and
showed in the 1893 tourney that he was a coming
man. In the 1894 tourney (receiving knight and
move from H. H. Hart and Colebatch) Christenson
was second to Colebatch. In a recent tourney
Christenson gained first place (gold medal; two
guineas; and holding of . silver cup), with 10 out of a possible 12. He received pawn and move from
H. H. Hart, but gave odds to all the others. Last year Christenson was mainly instrumental in
starting the Alma Chess Club, South Broken
Hill. He won for Broken Hill in the match
against Mildura.>

Australian Town and Country Journal, 1 feb 1896, Page 21

Aug-16-21  optimal play: Exceptionally quick work by Chessgames to have Christenson’s sixth round game against Wallis already uploaded, but I notice his second round game against Lancaster is not yet in the database.

I actually submitted his game against Lancaster a day prior to the game with Wallis, so it seems odd the Wallis game would be uploaded before the Lancaster game.

I hope everything is okay with the Lancaster game since I’m always careful to vet the score before submitting it.

Hopefully the Lancaster game will appear shortly.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: I'm afraid you'll have to upload it again. Something went wrong with the game processor last week. I also lost some games I had uploaded.
Aug-22-21  optimal play: No problem.


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  Stonehenge: Thanks:

L B Lancaster vs J K Christenson, 1901.

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