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Edward S Jackson
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1920 to 1971
Overall record: +20 -32 =11 (40.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-15-1897, died Sep-06-1987, 90 years old) United States of America

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Edward Schuyler Jackson Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1897. He won the first two US Amateur Championships in 1942 and 1944, and remained an active tournament player until his death in 1987.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S T Sharp vs E S Jackson 1-0501920Atlantic CityC60 Ruy Lopez
2. E S Jackson vs Marshall 0-1581920Atlantic CityB40 Sicilian
3. E S Jackson vs G G Neidich 0-1541920Atlantic CityC53 Giuoco Piano
4. S Mlotkowski vs E S Jackson  0-1561920Atlantic CityC54 Giuoco Piano
5. E S Jackson vs B Winkelman  0-1211921Mercantile Library tC45 Scotch Game
6. E S Jackson vs S T Sharp  0-1251921Pennsylvania chC29 Vienna Gambit
7. S Factor vs E S Jackson  1-04619218th American Chess CongressC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. Janowski vs E S Jackson 1-04119218th American Chess CongressD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. E S Jackson vs V Sournin  ½-½5019218th American Chess CongressC45 Scotch Game
10. V Sournin vs E S Jackson  0-1311923Washington - Philadelphia TelephoneD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
11. N Whitaker vs E S Jackson  1-0121929Pennsylvania State Chess Association TournamentC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. E S Jackson vs Kashdan  0-1571929Manhattan CC-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. O Tenner vs E S Jackson 0-1291932Manhattan Chess Club ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
14. E S Jackson vs Kupchik 0-1281932Manhattan CC-chC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. E S Jackson vs Denker 0-1261934Manhattan CC-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
16. E S Jackson vs Kupchik  0-1301934Manhattan CC-chB20 Sicilian
17. Chernev vs E S Jackson 1-0221940New YorkD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. E S Jackson vs J Levin 1-0391943Ventnor CityC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Santasiere vs E S Jackson ½-½811943Ventnor CityE60 King's Indian Defense
20. E S Jackson vs M L Hanauer  ½-½471943Ventnor CityC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
21. E S Jackson vs M Stark  0-1681943Ventnor CityC12 French, McCutcheon
22. W Adams vs E S Jackson  1-0701943Ventnor CityC27 Vienna Game
23. E S Jackson vs W Suesman  1-0461943Ventnor CityC02 French, Advance
24. Shainswit vs E S Jackson  1-0291943Ventnor CityA52 Budapest Gambit
25. E S Jackson vs Santasiere  0-1491944Ventnor CityD95 Grunfeld
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Dec-07-06  Resignation Trap: Edward Schuyler Jackson Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 15, 1897.

He won the first US Amateur Championship in 1942 and won it again in 1944.

ES Jackson was an active tournament player until his death in 1987.

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  Phony Benoni: I played Jackson in the 1975 U.S. Open. He was 78 at the time, nearly blind, and seemed so feeble that I couldn't help feeling a bit of pity for him, despite the fact that his rating was 200 points above mine.

Figuring that he might not ever play in a tournament again, I decided to take him back to the days of his youth and employed the King's Gambit. This was sheer hubris, trying to intimidate a guy who had played Marshall and Alekhine.

I managed to survive into a drawn ending, and offered a draw. He refused politely, saying he had to play for a win because of his tournament position (we both had 2½ out of 5 at the moment).

About twenty moves later, I committed a breach of etiquette by offering another draw. This time his refusal was a bit huffier, and I realized that I was going to have to earn the draw--which I managed to do after 75 moves.

This was not, of course, his last tournament. In fact, at the 1978 US Open he won his class prize, defeating several strong Experts along the way.

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  stoy: I played E. Schuyler Jackson in the 1977 World Open. He could hardly see the board. He sacrificed a piece for an attack on my king which moved across the board to safety & I won a scary game. He congratulated me! A story from E.S.J.: in 1927 during thre first game of the Alekhine-Capablanca match a group of chessplayers was in a telegraph office awaiting the results. When the score Capablanca 0, Alekhine 1 came in one player was heard to exclaim: "Can't these telegraphers get anything right?" So great was the faith in Capablanca in 1927.
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  GrahamClayton: "Edward Schuyler Jackson of New York, a former national amateur champion, is an aggressive, imaginative player. He prefers to try for a winning attack by early psychological confrontation rather than by a build-up of small, cumulative positional subtleties" - Al Horowitz.
Jun-15-12  brankat: This is a great story <Phony Benoni>!
Jun-15-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Jackson.

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