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Hans Fahrni vs David Janowski
15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906), Nuremberg GER, rd 6, Jul-28
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: GM Andy Soltis in "Why Lasker Matters" (Batsford, ISBN: 978-0713489835 and ref: Game Collection: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis) notes that the contentious <f5> pawn advance to restrict Black is the precursor to the famous Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914.

It may be evidence that Lasker had a greater willingness to consider trading potential pawn weakness for a dynamic advantage in comparison to Capablanca, "This move (10. f4 in the above game) I considered weak at the time and I do still".

<Calli>, however, provides evidence that for Lasker "the idea was part of his repertoire nearly from the beginning" Game Collection: Lasker's Secret Weapon.

In this game Fahrni is in top form, and I suspect that Janowski was somewhat complacent. A master tactician such as he should not have overlooked that <25..b4?>

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is met with <26.N(c)d5!>

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<51.Rf5!> is a Coup de grĂ¢ce.

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