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David Janowski vs Frank Marshall
Janowski - Marshall, Match 2 (1905), Paris FRA, rd 2, Jan-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense. Symmetrical Variation (D40)  ·  0-1

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Oct-26-16  offramp: Marshall played this game with tremendous will to win. In this opening White has to be careful because natural moves might turn out to be wastes of time, and White could end up behind in development.

Marshall began aiming his pieces at the white king. Janowsky decided to exchange queens, but Marshall played the ending with great skill.

Here is a <slightly> funny moment, right at the end.


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38. Bb5 confines the rook.
38...Nc8 39. Kf1 Nd6
But now the bishop has to go back.
40. Bd3 Nc4 41. Ke2 g6 42. f3


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42...Nb6 43. Bb5 Nc4


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The final position. The threat is 45...Na3/xb5 then ..Rxb5 and ...a4 with two connected passed pawns.

So Janowsky called it a day. This made the score 2-0 after 2 games!

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