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Letter #14 -  2002

Sub:    Jacques Davidson
Date:   4/26/2002 3:24:30 PM MDT
Susan Nolen


Trawling the internet and found your site.

Hoping you might have an idea as to where I can get more information on a relative.

Played Chess against Euwe?, don't know much else, He played Chess through 1920-1930, Netherlands.

Davidson, made the papers according to stories, but would like to get more information.

Any ideas?


Dear viewer,

Jacques Davidson (1890–1969) was a Dutch Chess master.

In the 1920s, Davidson finish second in the Dutch championship twice, behind Max Euwe. In 1911, he won a match against Edward Sergeant in London. He tied for 3rd-5th at Tunbridge Wells 1911 (Frederick Yates won); took 15th at Cologne 1911 (Moishe Lowtzky won); tied for 2nd-3rd at London 1912 (Harold Godfrey Cole won).

Took 6th at London 1912 (George Alan Thomas won); tied for 4-7th at London 1913 (Edward Lasker won). He took 2nd at Nijmegen 1921 (Euwe won); took 8th at The Hague 1921 (Alexander Alekhine won); took 16th at Scheveningen 1923 (10+10, Paul Johner and Rudolf Spielmann won); took twice 2nd, behind Euwe, in Amsterdam (1923, 1924).

Davidson won at Amsterdam 1925 (Quadrangular); took 16th at Semmering 1926 (Spielmann won); took 8th at Spa 1926 (Friedrich Sämisch and Thomas won); took 2nd at Utrecht 1927 (Quadrangular, Euwe won); shared 1st with Hartingsvelt at Amsterdam 1927; tied for 5-6th at Amsterdam 1929 (Euwe won).

Drew with Richard Teichmann at Berlin 1922, and lost to Euwe (1924, 1927) and Spielmann (1932, 1933), all in Amsterdam. Davidson died in 1969, at 78 years old.

The following game is from a quadrangular tournament in Amsterdam, 1925. Davidson defeats Euwe and this game might be the one that should have won the brilliancy prize.

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