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David Janowski vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 34, Jul-19
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: After 51. Kg2

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Nice exploitation of passed pawns in this game -- if 51....Qg7 then 52. e7+ Qxe7 53. Qh8 is mate (52. Qxg7+ Kxg7 53. e7 works too). So Tarrasch tried 51....g4, but Janowski found another way to use his advanced pawns: 52. Qf7+ Qxf7 53. gxf7 d5 54. Kg3!, and Black resigned.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: When Tarrasch annotated Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914, he compared it to this game:

Lasker, seemingly unprepared in this often played opening, chooses a defense, which I used in Vienna 1898 against Janowski. Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1898 My opponent simply fought his way through and won brilliantly; however, he conducted the attack with much greater verve than Capablanca does here.

Oct-20-19  WorstPlayerEver: After 17... Rb8

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White played 18. Bg4 here, but after 18. Qc4 Black is in trouble; they have to defend both c7 and e6. They cannot play Qe8 (>Qc6) as in the actual game.

So 18. Qc4 Ng6 (forced) 19. Bg4 Qd8 (#dia) and Black is under great pressure:

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However, Tarrasch did recover pretty well, although he had to run through - dazzling -variations like:

26... Nhf8 27. Rxb7 Rxb7 28. Rxb7 Nxe6 29. dxe6 Qxe6 30. Rxc7+ Rd7 31. Rxd7+ Qxd7 32. c4 Qxh3 33. Qxd6 Qg4=

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