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David Janowski vs Francis Lee
London (1899), London ENG, rd 14, Jun-17
French Defense: McCutcheon. Bernstein Variation (C12)  ·  1-0

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Jan-06-14  yureesystem: What a crush, Janowski is truly amazing!!
Jan-15-17
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  KEG: A beautiful, brisk, and brilliant win by Janowski. Lee assayed the MacCutcheon Variation of the French Defense and had a decent position through Janowski's 12. Qd2. But then Lee went pawn hunting on the Queen's side with 12...c4 (12...Nc6 was correct), 13...Nd7, 14...Nb6 and his utterly and immediately fatal 15...Na4. He somehow overlooked the fact that his King was uncastled and undefended on the other side of the board, and Janowski was quick to seize the opportunity and win with lightning celerity. Lee was in fact probably lost after 12...c4.

The close of the game after Lee's 20...Qd8 is a nice Mate in 2 problem:


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The solution (which Janowski of course found at the board) is 21. Be8+ !!

A curious side-note is the Tournament Book's condemnation of Lee's 4...Bb4. Today, of course, that is known as the MacCutcheon Variation, and is considered just fine. Indeed, Lee's play here is a classic illustration of how NOT to play this variation, and Janowski's brutal annihilation of Lee's position is a wonderful lesson on how to exploit such pawn-hunting by killing the undefended king.

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