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Sammi Fajarowicz
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1928 to 1935
Overall record: +5 -2 =1 (68.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A51 Budapest Gambit (3 games)

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(born Jun-05-1908, died Jul-04-1940, 32 years old) Germany

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The Fajarowicz Gambit is named after him. He died in 1940 of tuberculosis.

Wikipedia article: Sammi Fajarowicz

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Steiner vs S Fajarowicz 1-0311928WiesbadenA51 Budapest Gambit
2. Gilg vs S Fajarowicz ½-½471929BautzenA51 Budapest Gambit
3. H Herrmann vs S Fajarowicz  1-0471930Frankfurt-BA51 Budapest Gambit
4. S Fajarowicz vs H Hussong  1-0431930Frankfurt-BB10 Caro-Kann
5. S Fajarowicz vs Otto Walter  1-0261930Frankfurt-BC11 French
6. S Fajarowicz vs E Barth  1-0151932Bad SchandauB30 Sicilian
7. S Fajarowicz vs A G Preusse 1-0221932BitterfeldC56 Two Knights
8. S Fajarowicz vs S Rotenstein  1-04419351st Jewish ch of GermanyC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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  whiteshark: Sammi Fajarowicz (* 5. Juni 1908 in Möckern/(Leipzig), † 4. Juli 1940 in Leipzig) was a German chess master.


Nov-14-10  meppi: this variation is more of a 'true' gambit, because the gambited pawn cannot be easily recovered like with the more common Ng4 more. the move Bb4 is usually a good idea in the fajarowizc game and also ideas involving an early d5 are good.

if white plays Nc3 early without backing the horse up, capture with the Ne4 horse and give doubled c pawns to go with the doubled e pawns.

this is fun to play, and a good choice for black.

Feb-03-11  chesschampion11: Everyone knows the ♕ trap in this gambit right?, so after:1 d4 ♘f6 2 c4 e5 3 dxe5 ♘e4 4 ♘f3 b6 5♕d5 ♗b7 6 ♕xb7 ♘c6, the threat from black is to win the ♕ with...♘c5, but after 7.♘d4! , it appears that black has trapt himself! there could follow: 7...♗b4+ 8 ♘c3! ♘xc3 9 ♘xc6 dxc6 10 ♕xc6+ ♔f8 11 ♗d2, and white is 2 pawns up
Sep-01-12  Karpova: He won the 1933 Leipzig City Championship with 9.5/11 ahead of Kurt Krause with 8.5 and Blümich with 8.0) points.

From page 141 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  Stonehenge: In a very interesting adjourned game between Sonja Graf and her compatriot Fajarowitz, the position was put down wrongly in the sealed envelope.

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  whiteshark: < Fajarowicz-Gambit>

"It was the German player Sammi Fajarowicz who drew attention to the possibility of this ingenious move [i.e. <3... Ne4>], playing it for the first time against Steiner in the Wiesbaden tournament of 1928.

<1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4 4. Qc2 d5 5. exd6 Bf5 6. Qa4+>

There followed <6...Nc6 7. Nf3 Bxd6 8. a3 Qf6 9. g3 0-0-0 10. Nbd2 Nc5 11. Qdl Rhe8 12.Bg2 Bd3! 13 e3 Be5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. f4 Bxc4>,

with a won game."

But according to the German Wiki, Fajarowicz finally lost this game.

"This was the first time the Fajarowicz system was used in a serious tournament game."

Game fragment/quotes from <The Budapest for the Tournament Player> by Mikhail Tseitlin and Igor Glaskov, Batsford 1992

Nov-24-21  login:

Der jüdische Meister von Deutschland

'.. Emanuel, sein [Sammis] älterer Bruder, der 1916 als 15jähriger in einer sogar von der Deutschen Schachzeitung kommentierten Simultanpartie den berühmten Dr. Tarrasch bezwang, war sein Lehrmeister. Später, als er die Israelitische Privat-Realschule besuchte und der Schachsektion der Bar Kochba Leipzig beitrat, wurde Jacques Mieses, der Großmeister und bekannte Schachbuchautor, sein Lehrer. ..'

from 'Illustrierte Neue Welt' by Hans Pusch, p.16/17, 2016

Interview about SK Bar Kochba

(in German)


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