chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
David Janowski vs NN
"Horseless Buggy" (game of the day Jun-14-2011)
Paris (1895) (unorthodox), Paris FRA
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

find similar games 1,008 more games of NN
sac: 5.O-O PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
May-20-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: I read an an anecdote about a chess master (Burns?) who once threw a game to an amateur, then offered to play at knights odd's - and won, He then explained that removing the knight actually gave him an advantage since he could get the Q rook into play faster! Just messing with the patzer's head, evidently.
May-20-04  iron maiden: Is there anything that can symbolize Janowski better than the final position?
May-20-04  capanegra: Those Bishops are the classic "Jans" at all their splendor.
May-21-04  brokenman: <Chessgames> when I view this game using Sjkbase I get a weird version of this game which ends on the 13th move.
May-21-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: The SJK-base viewer cannot handle odds games. Use one of the other viewers.
Jan-12-05  GreenDayGuy: Isn't 12. Rae1 illegal because it would jump over the knight? Or did Janowski play a knight down for some reason?
Apr-12-05  aw1988: They did not say Janowski loved the two bishops without a reason!
Apr-12-05  iron maiden: <GreenDayGuy> It was an odds-game, with Janowsky giving the b1-knight.
Jan-09-06  prinsallan: Fine play here with a Knight down to begin with.
Apr-11-06  MorphyMatt: Nice!
Jan-04-09  WhiteRook48: nice how white chose to sac the queen for a checkmate instead of the bishop. I wonder why only 5. 0-0 is in the sacrifice explorer and not 20. Qxf6+.
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: this pun hardly makes sense
Jul-17-09  YoungEd: My memory is hazy, but I think it was in Sergeant's book about Morphy that contains the claim that Black is foolish to accept the Muzio when taking QN odds--almost a forced win for White! Anyway, this is a nice game with a pretty finish even if <Honza Cervenka> is right that there was a better way to go.
Jun-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: <YoungEd>, I realize that this is almost two years too late, but the version of the (tall tale?) I heard was that Emmanuel Lasker made the claim, but he might have been joking.
Jun-14-11  Riverbeast: Ah, Romantic Chess!

One side playing, the other applauding....

Jun-14-11  David2009: <WhiteRook48: this pun hardly makes sense> "Buggy" because J's play was flawed: <Honza Cervenka: Pretty mating combination but I think that Janowski's 17.Re5 would not have worked after correct 17...Qd6! Instead of 17.Re5 Janowski could have continued 17.Re8!!, which is crushing>. Re NN: Off with the paper bag - bring back the stylish and romantic shadow profile! Proper respect to this distinguished, long-lived and never discouraged player (+26 -551 =19 against some of the finest chess minds of the centuries).
Jun-14-11  erniecohen: <Honza Cervenka: ... Relatively best is probably sac of Queen 17...Qxd5, but after 18.Bxf6+ Rxf6 19.Qxd5 Re6 20.Rxe6 Bxe6 21.Qxb7 white has a decisive advantage. >

Much better defense is 19... ♗e6 20. ♕xb7 ♔f7 21. ♖h8 ♔g7 22. ♕xa8 ♔xh8 23.♕xb8+, and black is still breathing. (Of course white still has the decisive advantage that his opponent isn't very good at chess...)

Jun-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: The pun is based on the fact that white is playing with the odds of a knight;then he sacs the other knight in the Muzio.

Also,the Muzio creates another oddity:black has tripled pawns on the f-file. There is a flaw in the queen sac in that it was unnecessary-he could sac the bishop and mate with the queen.

Jun-14-11  KingV93: Fascinating and entertaining game to play through. I don't know just how many blunders Black made but Janowski makes Whites play look like wizardry!
Jun-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <kevin86> Janowski sacrfice a bishop? Heaven forfend!
Jun-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Janowski hot-rodding around Paris in his newfangled machine. Poor NN kept his horse indoors because of the racket.
Jun-14-11  picard: is 16 ...Qxe1 winning for black?
Jun-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <picard> Should be. Two rooks and a knight is a lot of wood for a queen.
Jul-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Pretty finish, but as pointed out, 16....Qxe1+ looks winning after 17.Bxe1 Nc6. Once Black gets developed with ....Bd7 and ....Rae8, it's his turn to have a go at it.
Sep-04-17  Whitehat1963: Impressive!!
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: UNORTHODOX. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Variants / KGA Muzio Gambit (000) 1-0 Sacs into Double B Mate!!
from Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C French & K's Gambit by fredthebear
This game reflects the very nature of diagonal attacks!!!
from yDiagonals Attack: Bs Highway, Battery, Crossfir by fredthebear
Janowski sin caballos
from Grandes juegos de grandes jugadores by jonico
Beautiful mates
by capanegra
21 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection VI by PinkLedDoor
Simply gorgeous
by Kublo
The Double Bishop mate...
from Stunners by Trigonometrist
My lovely gambits
by Polihistor
Poderosos alfiles
from arwen's favorite games by arwen
5. 0-0! 14. Rxe7! 18. Rg5+!! 20. Qxf6+!!
from MorphyMatt's favorite games by MorphyMatt
King hunts
by MorphyMatt
C36:KGA Hoseless Buggy!
from "King's Gambit Accepted" by DeMarco13
king´s gambit accepted
by zentovic
Challenger Janowski
by Gottschalk
Janowski's "Jans"
by capanegra
The Double Bishop mate...
from Stunners by trh6upsz
21 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection VI by wwall

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC