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Carl Schlechter vs David Janowski
Budapest (1896), Budapest AUH, rd 11, Oct-18
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation (C30)  ·  1-0

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Feb-14-11  Shams: Powerful game by Schlechter.

13.Bxf6 presents our violinist with an interesting choice:


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There is nothing immediately wrong with ...Qxf6, but castling long invites the inevitable g2-g4-g5 with gain of tempo on the queen. Janowski chooses to unbalance, reasoning that he has half-open files on both sides of the board and so should be able to apply pressure with his bishop pair wherever white's king ends up.

16.Qxc6+! and 17.0-0-0, nipping a pawn and then castling into the teeth of the resultant open lines, was well calculated.

20.Nb4 is a star move; obviously the knight is immune due to 20...axb4? 21.Rxd6+ and 22.Qd5 mating.

Feb-14-11  vonKrolock: <14.♘a4>


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<14...♗a6?> Better would be 14...♗a7, for instance: (a) 15.♕c6+?! ♗d7 16.♕c4 ♖c8 17.♕b3 ♖b8 18.♕c4 ♗b5 19.♕b3 ♗f1! analysis diagram


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So, (b) 15.0-0-0 ♖g8 16.g3 ♖g4! 17. ♘c3 (best) ♗b7 18.♕d3 ♔e7 etc

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