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Herbert Levi Jacobs
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1886 to 1925
Overall record: +30 -40 =13 (44.0%)*
   * 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 knowledge, 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).

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Jacobs vs J De Soyres 1-0281886LondonC29 Vienna Gambit
2. H Jacobs vs W Pollock  0-1461886Spring Handicap000 Chess variants
3. H Jacobs vs A Mocatta 1-0401894LondonA07 King's Indian Attack
4. C Hoon vs H Jacobs  0-1541894Casual gameC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
5. H E Atkins vs H Jacobs  ½-½421894North - South mC26 Vienna
6. E Thorold vs H Jacobs  1-03918957th British Amateur-ChC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. H Jacobs vs H E Atkins  0-1311896Southern Counties Chess Union chC71 Ruy Lopez
8. McCutcheon vs H Jacobs 0-12718972nd Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
9. Blackburne vs H Jacobs 1-0381897City of London CC Summer tC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. T F Lawrence vs H Jacobs  0-1241897City of London CC Summer tB01 Scandinavian
11. A K Robinson vs H Jacobs 0-16218983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
12. R J Loman vs H Jacobs  1-0331899City Club TournamentB01 Scandinavian
13. H Voigt vs H Jacobs  ½-½4118994th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
14. Steinitz vs H Jacobs ½-½301899Simul, 13bB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. H Jacobs vs R J Loman  0-11001899City Club TournamentC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. H Jacobs vs S Bampton  1-02319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. H E Atkins vs H Jacobs  ½-½691900Southern Counties Union chA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
18. G Bellingham vs H Jacobs  0-1171901Birmingham CC - City of London CC telephone mA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. C Newman vs H Jacobs  1-05219016th Anglo-American Cable MatchA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
20. E Delmar vs H Jacobs  ½-½5919038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
21. G Bellingham vs H Jacobs  1-0541904British ChampionshipA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
22. H Jacobs vs F J Lee  1-0381904British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Blackburne vs H Jacobs 1-0401904British ChampionshipA10 English
24. H Jacobs vs C Chepmell  1-0541904British ChampionshipC33 King's Gambit Accepted
25. A J Mackenzie vs H Jacobs  ½-½291904British ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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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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