King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dawid Janowski.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 6.
Dawid Janowski vs Richard Teichmann, Leipzig, 1894
2b2q1k/6rp/rnn1p3/3pPpN1/p1pP1P2/P1P1N2R/2B3QP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ if Rxh7 Nxh7 Qf7 Nf6 or if Kg8 Qh3 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Dawid Janowski vs Szymon Winawer, Budapest, 1896
r1b2k2/p1qp3Q/1p1n2p1/2p2p2/8/BPP1R3/P1P2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Dawid Janowski vs Moritz Porges, Nuernberg, 1896
4Qn1k/pb4bp/2pq2p1/rp6/2BP1PP1/2N1P3/PP6/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh1+ Bh6 Qf7+ ]

d)
Dawid Janowski vs Emil Schallopp, Nuernberg, 1896
r3kbnr/p4ppp/2p1p3/8/Q1B3b1/2N1B3/PP3PqP/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bd5 exd5 Qxc6+ Bd7 Qxa8+ Ke7 Nxd5+ ]

e)
Dawid Janowski vs Georg Marco, Vienna, 1896
1n3r1k/3qr1pp/pp5Q/3pB3/2pP4/2P1P1R1/P4P1P/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Rag1 if Rff7 Bxb8 ]

1c)
mate in 4
Dawid Janowski vs Moritz Porges

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Dawid Janowski vs Emanuel Schiffers, Berlin, 1897
1q6/2R5/4k1pp/R4p2/pB1P4/3n1P1P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ra6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Dawid Janowski vs Harry Pillsbury, Vienna, 1898
1R6/3r4/2R2Pp1/k5P1/pp4K1/3rB3/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6+ if Kb5 Rc5+ or if Ka6 Bc5+ Ka5 Bxb4# ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Dawid Janowski vs Francis Lee, London, 1899
r1bq3r/pp1k1BQ1/4p3/3pP3/2pPn3/P5B1/2P3PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be8+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Dawid Janowski vs Carl Schlechter, London, 1899
2b3k1/4rrpp/p2p4/2pP2RQ/1pP1Pp1N/1P3P1P/1q6/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh5+ Kg8 Ng6 if Rf6 Rh8+ ]

e)
Dawid Janowski vs M Didier, Paris, 1900
8/7p/8/2Pk4/1Pr2p2/3K1P2/3B3P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bc3 if h5 h4 ]

2d)
mate in 6
Dawid Janowski vs Carl Schlechter

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dawid Janowski vs Francisco Sterling, Paris, 1900
4R3/kb6/p7/Bp6/4P3/6r1/P3K1P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be1 Rxg2+ Bf2+ Rxf2 Kxf2 ]

b)
Dawid Janowski vs Ignacy Popiel, Hannover, 1902
r3r1k1/1q2pp1p/p5pB/1p6/8/2N1Q2P/PPb2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 f6 Qe6+ Kh8 Qf7 Rg8 Rxe7 ]

c)
Dawid Janowski vs Heinrich Wolf, Hannover, 1902
2r2rk1/pp1b2pp/2q2b2/3p1p2/3P4/1PBBQ3/P4PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb4 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Dawid Janowski vs Isidor Gunsberg, Monte Carlo, 1902
4rrk1/pb2b2p/1pq1pppQ/2pnB3/3P4/2P2N1P/PP3PP1/1B1RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Ng5 or if Rf7 Bxf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Dawid Janowski vs Hugo Suechting, Barmen, 1905
r4k2/1p2Rp1r/p1qP1Q2/2p2p2/7p/8/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

3b)
Dawid Janowski vs Ignacy Popiel

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dawid Janowski vs Amos Burn, Ostend, 1905
r5rk/1pq4p/p1p5/3p1B2/8/7Q/PPP2b1P/2BR3K w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 if Qe7 Be5+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Dawid Janowski vs Mikhail Chigorin, Ostend, 1905
r3qk2/1bp2rn1/p3p2Q/1p2Pp2/3P4/2P5/P2B1P1R/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Re7 Qh8+ Kf7 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Bf6+ or if Rf6 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Dawid Janowski vs Johann Berger, Carlsbad, 1907
4rrqk/3Rn1p1/1p2pp1p/pPb1N1N1/4P2R/P1Q3P1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Rxe7 Ng6# or if fxe5 Rxh6+ gxh6 Qxe5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Dawid Janowski vs Jacques Mieses, Carlsbad, 1907
k1r5/p3R1pp/3nQp2/Ppp5/5q2/r5N1/6PP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ if Kb8 Rxb5+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Dawid Janowski vs Frank Marshall, Suresne, 1908
4qk2/r7/2p1P1Q1/b1Pp4/1Pb4P/p1B1R1P1/P7/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ ]

4a)
Dawid Janowski vs Amos Burn

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dawid Janowski vs Amos Burn, San Sebastian, 1911
3k4/7R/2K1p3/3p4/2n4p/2B5/5rPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Ke7 Bb4+ Kf7 Rf8+ ]

b)
Dawid Janowski vs Paul Leonhardt, San Sebastian, 1911
7k/5R1p/pp2pp2/3P4/4r3/P7/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ d6 if Kg8 d7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Dawid Janowski vs Oscar Chajes, New York, 1916
r3r3/3R1Qp1/pqb1p2k/1p4N1/8/4P3/Pb3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if g6 h4 Rh8 Qh7+ or if Kxg5 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Dawid Janowski vs Edward Tennenwurzel, New York, 1916
2rn1n2/8/p1P3p1/Pp2b1kp/1B1qP3/1B2NQP1/6K1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Be7+ Kh6 Qxf8+ if Bg7 Bg5+ or if Kh7 Qg8+ Kh6 Nf5+ ]

e)
Dawid Janowski vs Walter Michel, Semmering, 1926
r1b1kb1r/p2n2pp/4p3/qp1pNp2/2pP1P1B/2P1P3/PPQnB1PP/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bh5+ g6 Nxg6 if Nb6 Ne5# ]

5a)
Dawid Janowski vs Amos Burn

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Adolf Zinkl vs Dawid Janowski, Leipzig, 1894
7r/2p2k2/1p1p1b2/p2Pq3/P1P1PQ2/1P1K1PpP/4N2r/5RR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb2 if Qe3 or Re1 Rxe2 ]

b)
Carl Walbrodt vs Dawid Janowski, Berlin, 1897
r1bqr1k1/pp3ppp/8/2bN4/3n1Q2/2N2P2/PPP1B1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd5 Nxd5 Nxe2+ Kb1 Nxf4 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Dawid Janowski, London, 1899
6k1/3Q1p2/p4qp1/1p5p/1P1R3P/5PK1/P1r5/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5+ Rf4 Qe1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Isidor Gunsberg vs Dawid Janowski, Hannover, 1902
4r1k1/1p4pp/p2Rq3/2Q5/2P1p3/1P2Nn1P/r5P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Georg Marco vs Dawid Janowski, Pretoria, 1904
1k4r1/pp3Q2/P4p2/1Pb1pP2/4P2p/3rq2P/2R3PK/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ ]

6c)
mate in 4
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Dawid Janowski

Dawid Janowski Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Paul Leonhardt vs Dawid Janowski, Ostend, 1905
7Q/p1kb4/2p2P2/1p6/7P/1PK5/1PP2q2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...c5 if Kd3 Bf5+ ]

b)
Julius Perlis vs Dawid Janowski, Ostend, 1906
4r3/p2P2kp/5p2/2q1r1p1/6R1/1Q5P/P5P1/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Kh2 Qg1+ Kg3 Re3+ ]

c)
Frank Marshall vs Dawid Janowski, Carlsbad, 1907
8/5pk1/B6p/5p2/Q2n4/P5P1/3q3P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2 if Qf4 Ne3+ ]

d)
Fritz Englund vs Dawid Janowski, Sheveningen, 1913
6k1/1p3pp1/1p1Q3p/nP2r3/4Pq2/2r2B1P/5PP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if gxf3 Rg5+ or if Qxb6 Rxh3 gxh3 Rg5+ mates ]

7b)
Julius Perlis vs Dawid Janowski


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