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Carl Schlechter vs David Janowski
Schlechter - Janowski (1902), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 2, Jun-04
Queen's Gambit Declined: Janowski Variation (D31)  ·  1-0


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  tamar: Janowski believed Schlechter and resigned after 25 Nd6, but after 25...Qe6

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how does White win?

If 26 Nxb7 Rf5 27 a5 Kh7! Rybka shows Black to be holding, eg 28 axb6 Qxb6 29 Bxd5 Rxd5 30 Rxd5 Qxb2

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With the queenside pawns gone, and the knight falling, I don't see how White could win this.

Nov-07-08  ughaibu: After 26....Rf5, how about 27.Nd8 Qd7, 28.Rd5 etc?
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  tamar: <ughaibu: After 26....Rf5, how about 27.Nd8 Qd7, 28.Rd5 etc?>

That position does look dire for Black, but he has 27...Qe4 instead of 27...Qd7

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White has problems finding moves to improve his position here. The knight still has no exit and White can easily go on the defensive after ...Kh7 and ...Rg5

Nov-08-08  ughaibu: Strange that Janowski resigned, this being only the second game.
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  tamar: Exactly. Perhaps the stakes were guaranteed, and it was more a training deal.

Anyone know the specifics of this match, or articles that cover it. I found it just by looking through chessmetrics.

Nov-08-08  ughaibu: I think it's included in a Dover book entitled Classical Chess Matches.
Nov-08-08  ughaibu: Then again, probably not: 1907-1913.
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  Calli: <Anyone know the specifics of this match>

Played June 2- June 25 at the Karlsbad Chess Club. Janowski beat Schlechter two games in January in a small round-robin. Perhaps that was the impetus for the match, but I don't know for sure.

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  tamar: <Janowski beat Schlechter two games in January in a small round-robin.>

Probably let him hear about it too:-)

Schlechter lost only one game in this ten game match, and won six in a fearless and combinative style.

Game 10 put the exclamation point.Schlechter vs Janowski, 1902

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