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Jacob Elson
  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1861 to 1905
Overall record: +9 -9 =9 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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JACOB ELSON
(born Apr-08-1839, died Jan-28-1909, 69 years old) Germany (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Last updated: 2019-04-08 03:51:45

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Leonard vs J Elson 1-0301861MatchC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. J G Whiteman vs J Elson 1-0391869MatchB01 Scandinavian
3. J Elson vs G Reichhelm 1-0261869PhiladelphiaC44 King's Pawn Game
4. E Delmar vs J Elson 1-0291870Casual gameC77 Ruy Lopez
5. H Davidson vs J Elson  0-1221876PhiladelphiaC01 French, Exchange
6. J Elson vs P Ware  1-03918764th American Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
7. P Ware vs J Elson 1-06918764th American Chess CongressA80 Dutch
8. J Elson vs Albert Roberts  ½-½3818764th American Chess CongressC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Albert Roberts vs J Elson  ½-½3818764th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
10. H Davidson vs J Elson  0-14718764th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
11. J Mason vs J Elson  1-03918764th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
12. J Elson vs H Davidson  ½-½2618764th American Chess CongressC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
13. J Elson vs J Mason  ½-½3318764th American Chess CongressC11 French
14. L D Barbour vs J Elson  0-12318764th American Chess CongressC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
15. J Elson vs L D Barbour  1-04818764th American Chess CongressB44 Sicilian
16. J Elson vs M Judd  0-12818764th American Chess CongressC60 Ruy Lopez
17. M Judd vs J Elson ½-½3218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
18. J Elson vs Bird ½-½3818764th American Chess CongressC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. Bird vs J Elson 0-14518764th American Chess CongressA03 Bird's Opening
20. Steinitz vs J Elson ½-½181882Philadelphia, PA USAC00 French Defense
21. Steinitz vs J Elson 1-0211883SimulC00 French Defense
22. Steinitz vs J Elson ½-½301883Casual gameC00 French Defense
23. J Elson vs Steinitz  0-1231885PhiladelphiaC44 King's Pawn Game
24. J Elson vs Max Weiss 1-0441889PhiladelphiaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. J Elson vs J C Halpern  1-0391897Franklin Chess Club v Manhattan Chess Club Telegraph MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: An excellent article on Elson's early years can be found at:

ftp://ftp.pitt.edu/group/student-activities/ches-
s/PittClub/2003WinterPWP.pdf

Aug-01-12  JonDSouzaEva: Apparently he was a no-good umbrella-stealing scoundrel - see item 5209 on this page: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Oct-18-14  ljfyffe: <(Elson) rarely appeared outside his adopted city, prdferring instead to steadily work in his jewelry shop on 151 North Sixth Street as a watchmaker, waiting for strong opponents to stop by the old Philadelphia Chess Club, and before that, the Athenaeum, at Sixth and Adelphi Streets, where according to Reichhelm in "Chess in Philadelphia", "a room and four chess tables were accorded the royal pastime.> Writings in Chess History by John Hilbert.
Oct-23-14  ljfyffe: preferring instead..
Sep-29-19
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  MissScarlett: <Apparently he was a no-good umbrella-stealing scoundrel - see item 5209 on this page>

But that Elson apparently lived in New York, whilst our man is based in Philadelphia.

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