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Jacques Davidson vs David Janowski
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 13, Mar-24
Queen Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation. Pseudo-Catalan (D02)  ·  0-1



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  Chessical: Although Janowski fell out of the world's leading grandmasters after the First World War, he could still be a very effective attacker as this game played in his late 50's shows.

David Janowski

10.e4? is too weakening, after 10.Nb3!? White has lost the initiative but is still in the game

14....Ng4! cleverly deflects White away from c4

23.Nf7+? White cracks under the mounting pressure, although even after 23.Bf4 g5 24.b4 gxf4 25.gxf4 he has a bad position.

28.Bxg7+ does not help 28...Kxg7 29.Rb3 Bd4 30.Qxf3 Qe1+ 31.Kg2 Rc2

30...Kxg7 31.Rc2 Nd2+ wins on the spot.

Jun-17-13  Karpova: This game is annotated on pages 30-31 of the 1927 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'.

A short summary:

7.Nbd2 is criticised for being too defensive and 7.c4 attacking d5 is suggested instead.

9...b6! preventing e4

10.e4? Ba6!

11.c4 as rook moves are met with Ng4

14.Nfe5 (14.Nfd2 Ng4 followed by Nd3)



23.Nf7+ White can cover the Ne5 neither with his queen due to 23...Qxe5+! nor the bishop due to 23...g5! while 23.Nd3 is met with 23...Qe4!

25...Qd5 threatening to win the queen

27...Qe4 threatening Nd2+ winning the rook

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