|Janowsky playing Lasker in 1909|
Me: Well, he was an old “Romantic” player best known for gambling both on and off the chessboard and he loved the two Bishops. And, I think he once played a World Championship match against Lasker and got stomped.
Me: Have you ever played over any of his games?
Me: Just a few that he lost, mostly against Capablanca and Marshall, I think.
Me: Are you aware of any books of his best games?
Me: Actually there was one. David Janowsky: Artist of the Chess Board by Alexander Cherniaev. It's available on Amazon for $32.
Me: Isn't that kind of pricey?
Me: Yes. Anyway, I found a position from one of his games that appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that had notes by Herman Helms that I'd like you to look at.
Me: OK, but only if I can use an engine to check Helms' notes and make sure Janowsky's alleged brilliancy really was sound.
Me: OK. Take a look at it with Stockfish and see what you think.
So, that's what I did and guess what? It really was a brilliant conclusion to the game and it was totally sound. I have included Herman Helm's quaint, by today's standards, notes.