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Peter Frank JACOBSEN 1851-1893

Extract from the NZ Chess Association book of the 30th and 31st congresses

Published Wellington 1922

Jacobsen, P Frank died in Wellington on 17 June 1893. Born in Nelson but removed with his parents to Christchurch where he resided for a long time. Removed to Napier in 1885, and made his home in Wellington about four years later. While in Christchurch he was especially energetic in bringing about New Zealand's first championship congress (1879), in which he took part, winning the third prize. The late Mr Jacobsen who was an architect by profession, had a colonial reputation as a chess player. He was a very prominent prizewinner in local tourneys, his last success being to gain the first prize in a large tourney promoted by the Wellington Workingmen's Chess Club, of which he had been President for two years at the time of his death.

Kindly sent to me by Ann Loffhagen, from a letter from W Ramsay.

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