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Janowski - Marshall, Match 4 Match

Frank Marshall7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
David Janowski3/10(+2 -6 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Janowski - Marshall, Match 4 (1912)

The New York Sun of September 22, 1912, has this interesting passage:

"When writing to a friend in this city Marshall distinctly states this this is not a match at all, that at the request of M. Nardus of Paris the masters were asked to play a series of ten exhibition games, the Parisian Maecenas paying a fee for each game. Both players consider these games good practice for the forthcoming New York-Havana Congress."

A series of ten games was played at the home of Leo Nardus and was reminiscent of the Janowski - Marshall, Match 3 (1908) encounter. This time he sweetened the pot a bit with a trip to the resort of Biarritz in southwestern France. Janowski - Marshall, Match 5 (1916) was their next and final encounter in match-play.

All the game dates have not yet been found. Reports in the New York papers indicate the series was played in the last three weeks of September, but other sources indicate the match started September 2 and was played at a rapid pace. Apparently, the reports may have been delayed due to the remote location.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Marshall = 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 0 1 7 Janowski = 1 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 3

Janowski had White in the odd-numbered games.

Janowski started well, but Marshall turned the tables with his famous brilliancy in game 3 and cruised to victory. You know, the

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12...Qxf3!! game. Everyone knows that was from their 1912 "Match", so I'm not about to change history and call it an "Exhibition". Marshall notwithstanding.

Sources: New York Sun, September 15 and 22, 1912.

Original collection: Game Collection: Janowski vs. Marshall Matches, by User: Phony Benoni.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Janowski vs Marshall 1-0281912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4C42 Petrov Defense
2. Janowski vs Marshall 0-1351912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4C42 Petrov Defense
3. Janowski vs Marshall 0-1311912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4C42 Petrov Defense
4. Marshall vs Janowski  ½-½451912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Marshall vs Janowski 1-0601912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
6. Marshall vs Janowski 1-0421912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Janowski vs Marshall  ½-½281912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4C14 French, Classical
8. Marshall vs Janowski 0-1381912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
9. Janowski vs Marshall 0-1221912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4C42 Petrov Defense
10. Marshall vs Janowski 1-0451912Janowski - Marshall, Match 4D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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