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🏆 Janowski - Showalter First Match (1898) Chess Event Description
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Player: Jackson Whipps Showalter

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1321898Janowski - Showalter First MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Janowski vs Showalter  1-0621898Janowski - Showalter First MatchC49 Four Knights
3. Showalter vs Janowski  ½-½441898Janowski - Showalter First MatchD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. Janowski vs Showalter 1-0381898Janowski - Showalter First MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Showalter vs Janowski  ½-½461898Janowski - Showalter First MatchD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. Janowski vs Showalter 0-1471898Janowski - Showalter First MatchC28 Vienna Game
7. Showalter vs Janowski  1-0391898Janowski - Showalter First MatchD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. Janowski vs Showalter  ½-½711898Janowski - Showalter First MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1231898Janowski - Showalter First MatchD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Janowski vs Showalter ½-½381899Janowski - Showalter First MatchC67 Ruy Lopez
11. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1261899Janowski - Showalter First MatchD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. Janowski vs Showalter 1-0361899Janowski - Showalter First MatchD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1791899Janowski - Showalter First MatchD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-05-15  zanzibar: An amusing illustration of the match from <ACM v2 Dec 1898 No 6 p265>:

Maybe the following info is not found above:

<Hours of play are from 1:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon and from 8 to 12 in the evening. Professor Isaac L. Rice is referee, Major J. M. Hanham acts as a second for Showalter, and Gustav Koehler is second for Janowski.>

The days of play state that the tournament started on Nov. 17, with games to commence on alternate days thereafter.

Briefly checking the dates on <CG>, where the 1st game is 11/18, and the 2nd is 11/22 I think there's a discrepancy, but I'm not inclined to investigate further at the moment.

But would somebody like to comment?

Apr-06-15  zanzibar: Also, it appears that Judge Max Judd, of St Louis, played a pivotal role in organizing this match, personally guaranteeing the purse until members of the Manhattan Chess Club (MCC) could raise the amount via subscripton.

See <ACM v2 1898 p216>.

There is a full page line drawing of Janowski on the previous page.

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