Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

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Re: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

Postby Tim Harding » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Martin Smith wrote:Following Gerard's post on Cheltenham 1913 you may be interested in my effort to recover the full story of Herbert Jacobs (1863-1950), beginning here: http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/herbert-jacobs-1-beginning-in-croydon.html


Interesting,Martin. I hope you can find the moves of the correspondence game between Jacobs and the Manchester Jewish Working Men's Club Chess Society. Moves 1-8 were in the Jewish Chronicle on 4 Jan 1901; I didn't have time to search the whole year.

I just sent you an email about what I discovered many years ago regarding his wife.
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Re: Victorian and Edwardian chess in the UK

Postby Martin Smith » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Interesting,Martin. I hope you can find the moves of the correspondence game between Jacobs and the Manchester Jewish Working Men's Club Chess Society. Moves 1-8 were in the Jewish Chronicle on 4 Jan 1901; I didn't have time to search the whole year.


Tim, didn't manage to find the rest of the game in the Jewish Chronicle; only some other bits and pieces. All told in http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/herbert-jacobs-16-finale.html (with a little help from Gerard).


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