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Frank James Marshall vs David Janowski
Ostend (Championship) (1907), Ostend BEL, rd 10, May-28
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Old Variation (D20)  ·  1-0



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Aug-27-05  CambridgeSprings1904: This lively game is annotated by Marshall in his book "My Fifty Years of Chess". In the introduction he says, "One of my typical games with Janowski. You had to 'get' him before he 'got' you."
Jan-28-15  suenteus po 147: I'm not studied in the QGA, but it seems to me that 8...Qh4 is too optimistic. Was Janowski the Nakamura of his day? Going back even further, 6...f5 instead of 6...Nf6 seems weird too, or is that theory? Basically, Janowski begs Marshall to disrupt kingside castling, and later castling on the queenside amounts to chickens coming home to roost after the fox has tunneled his way inside. Possible GOTD title: "Get Him, Got Him, Good."
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  fredthebear: FTB is not a big fan of f3 maneuvers, but 14.f3 is important to White in this game with the Black pawn roller coming and the spearhead that develops on the h-file. The White queen's occupation of f3 helps reduce Marshall's weakness on the light squares as he's traded off the light bishop. She uses the long diagonal to threaten mate on b7 after Rc7 (see the final position). This also allows Rf2 to serve an important defensive role. If Black had managed to occupy f3 while a restricted White pawn still sits on f2, it's Black that likely wins (Lolli's Mate or supported Qxh2+, etc). Black gets the Qh3 in close, but is not able to follow up.
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