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Ossip Bernstein vs David Janowski
Barmen Meisterturnier A (1905), Barmen GER, rd 4, Aug-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Albin Countergambit. Alapin Variation (D08)  ·  1-0



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Jun-18-06  GeauxCool: Bernstein was a highly imaginative player, many opening variations stem from him. This is one of his outstanding victories. Annotation 5. -Fine

<5.Nbd2> The strongest move.

<5...f6 Making a real gambit out of it.<5...Ne7 and Black eventually regains his pawn.>>

<7.Nb3 <7.b3 at once is preferable>>

<8.a3> Prevents check.

<14...Nxf3+>Janowsky only worsens his game in his anxiety to avoid the draw.

<17.Qa5!>White's attack is unleashed.

<20.g5>Typical Janowsky motif-bold sacrifice in order to start an attack.

<23.Qa5>Now White's attack breaks through.

<24.Qxa7> The exchange is not important.

<32.Qe5>Janowsky finds himself being defeated by a man with his own style!

<37.Rxe6>The coup de grace.

<38.a4> Game is over. There is nothing to be done against the advance of the pawns.


Feb-22-18  Serpentin: Ossip Bernstein, a very dangerous opponent to anyone!

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