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Byron A Jacobs

Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1979 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2285
Highest rating achieved in database: 2320
Overall record: +41 -55 =32 (44.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B21 B23 B46 B63 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 A40 D00
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B13 B12 B14
 French Defense (5) 
    C17 C16 C11 C07
 King's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    C33 C34 C36
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C91 C64 C86 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C78 C92 C68 C89 C69
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A58 A70
 English (7) 
    A15 A14 A10
 Robatsch (7) 
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A58
 Two Knights (5) 
    C55 C57
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Gallagher vs B A Jacobs, 1985 0-1
   B A Jacobs vs M Hebden, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   GLC Masters (1986)
   Haringey Masters (1988)
   8th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1984)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)
   ARC Young Masters (1981)
   Regency Masters (1981)
   9th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1985)
   Lewisham International (1981)
   British Championship (1982)
   British Championship (1983)

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(born Jun-25-1963, 60 years old) United Kingdom

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An International Master from England, Jacobs has also written extensively on chess and turned to poker playing and writing.

Last updated: 2021-04-29 15:30:29

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B A Jacobs vs I Wells  1-0561979Borehamwood OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. B A Jacobs vs Chandler  ½-½171979Borehamwood opC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. C Cuartas Bedoya vs B A Jacobs  1-05619793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
4. B A Jacobs vs S Jackson  1-03019793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. B A Jacobs vs Chandler  0-1311979Islington op 15thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. L Lucena vs B A Jacobs  0-14819804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA21 English
7. B A Jacobs vs K Berg  1-02719804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Gheorghiu vs B A Jacobs  1-03919804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA58 Benko Gambit
9. B A Jacobs vs Shamkovich ½-½4019804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. G Iskov vs B A Jacobs  1-05519804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
11. B A Jacobs vs R Bellin  0-12619804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. I Wells vs B A Jacobs  0-1391981City of London Congress OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
13. B A Jacobs vs C Crouch  ½-½581981ARC Young MastersD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
14. I Wells vs B A Jacobs  ½-½681981ARC Young MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
15. C W Baker vs B A Jacobs  0-1481981ARC Young MastersA58 Benko Gambit
16. B A Jacobs vs M Pein  0-1361981ARC Young MastersB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. B A Jacobs vs Nunn  0-1371981ARC Young MastersE91 King's Indian
18. A Lewis vs B A Jacobs  0-1421981ARC Young MastersA14 English
19. Botvinnik vs B A Jacobs 0-1341981Clock simul, 8bC77 Ruy Lopez
20. D J Strauss vs B A Jacobs  1-0261981Manchester Benedictine OpenA15 English
21. Kudrin vs B A Jacobs  1-0301981Manchester Benedictine OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
22. C N J Rose vs B A Jacobs  ½-½221981Lewisham InternationalA57 Benko Gambit
23. B A Jacobs vs I Gelfer 1-0311981Lewisham InternationalC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. N Povah vs B A Jacobs  1-0331981Lewisham InternationalA57 Benko Gambit
25. B A Jacobs vs Fedorowicz  ½-½411981Lewisham InternationalB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-02-05  chess man: He is the author of Mastering The Opening.
May-02-05  chess man: International Master Byron Jacobs is a highly experienced chess author and journalist, having worked for numerous newspapers,magazines and chess websites around the world. He has written extensively on all aspects of the game and is the commissioning editor on the Everyman chess list.

--Mastering The Opening

May-02-05  WMD: No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
May-02-05  chess man: Excuse me?
May-02-05  chess man: I'm just giving you information about the author from one of his books. I thought I could do that.
Oct-11-05  Averageguy: Bryon Jacobs has a relativly low rating for an IM
Jan-19-06  EnglishOpeningc4: Long Live Everyman Chess
Feb-16-06  Averageguy: <EnglishOpeningc4> I rather dislike Everyman chess.
Mar-07-08  JG27Pyth: I just got this author's "Analyse to Win" seems very intelligently written...I'm enjoying it.
Jun-25-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Byron!
Dec-14-13  seeminor: Apparently he played Botvinnik in a simul and caused him some embarrassment in the early 80's.
Jan-18-14  wordfunph: "Losing at chess is just miserable. It's like failing your driving test five times in one day."

- IM Byron Jacobs

Dec-15-15  Gallicrow: I think it was Polugaevsky, not Botvinnik, who was badly beaten by Byron Jacobs in a simul. The year was 1984.
Dec-15-15  Gallicrow: Apparently Byron Jacobs is yet another chess player we've lost to the world of poker:

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