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🏆 Janowski - Showalter Match 1 (1898) Chess Event Description
David Janowski and Jackson Whipps Showalter faced off in four different matches, three during a visit by Janowski to New York in 1898-1899 and a fourth in 1916 when Janowski was in the States during the war. Janowski dominated the first and last of these, while Showalter prevailed in the two shorter and less formal matches in the middle. ... [more]

Player: Jackson Whipps Showalter

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1321898Janowski - Showalter Match 1D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Janowski vs Showalter  1-0621898Janowski - Showalter Match 1C49 Four Knights
3. Showalter vs Janowski  ½-½441898Janowski - Showalter Match 1D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. Janowski vs Showalter 1-0381898Janowski - Showalter Match 1C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. Showalter vs Janowski  ½-½461898Janowski - Showalter Match 1D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
6. Janowski vs Showalter 0-1471898Janowski - Showalter Match 1C28 Vienna Game
7. Showalter vs Janowski  1-0391898Janowski - Showalter Match 1D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. Janowski vs Showalter  ½-½711898Janowski - Showalter Match 1C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1231898Janowski - Showalter Match 1D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Janowski vs Showalter  ½-½381899Janowski - Showalter Match 1C67 Ruy Lopez
11. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1261899Janowski - Showalter Match 1D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. Janowski vs Showalter 1-0361899Janowski - Showalter Match 1D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Showalter vs Janowski 0-1791899Janowski - Showalter Match 1D39 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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