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David Janowski vs Carl Schlechter
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 2, Apr-26
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1-0



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Feb-21-05  Calli: Janowski nicely exploits Schlechter's 26...g5? with 28.Rxf4!. Then he seems to miss the obvious win 34.Rg4+ and if 34...Kh7 then Bc2+ wins. After 34.Qd3 as played, I don't see a clear win after 34...Rxb2 35.Bc2 Be8. Any ideas?
Feb-21-05  like a GM: I guess Janowski can't help himself when he sees doubled isolated pawns. He's got to have them!
Feb-21-05  Albertan: Hi Calli good analysis!

As you say after 34... Rxb2 The game might have continued: 35. Bc2 Be8 Then if the following moves were played White could have won a pawn via: 36. Qf5 Kh8 37. Rf2 Bd7 38. Qh5 Qe3 39. Qg6 f5 40. Qf6+ Kh7 41. Bxf5+ Bxf5 42. Qxf5+ Kg7 .Whether this pawn would be enough to win in the forecoming queen and pawn endgame is debatable.

Feb-21-05  Calli: <Albertan> 36.Qf5 is strong and he does seem to gain a pawn. It is better than the game, however, where black winds up a hopeless two pawns down.
Feb-25-19  zydeco: Revenge for Janowski from their 1902 match: Schlechter - Janowski (1902)

From Schlechter you would expect 26....Ng6. He was experimenting with more aggressive play at this phase of his career.

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