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Ernst Gruenfeld vs Richard Reti
Bad Pistyan (1922), Piestany CSR, rd 8, Apr-15
Old Indian Defense: Janowski. Fianchetto Variation (A53)  ·  0-1


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Jul-23-07  Resignation Trap: This game earned a brilliancy prize for Reti, but I'm wondering if White's defense could be improved.

Instead of immediate acceptance of the Knight with 17.exd5, how about 17. Bxh6!? gxh6 18.exd5 Nd3+ 19.Kf1 Nf4 20.Qd2 Qc4+ 21.Kg1, leading to this position:

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Black to play. He has a lot of positional plusses and a comfortable position, but White can muddle through for a while, at least.

Sep-17-09  Atking: I think the position you suggested <resigantion trap> is good for Black

The lemon came with the pretty classical move 10.e4?!/? 10.dxc bxc 11.Qa4 (Or maybe 11.g4 first to put away the Bishop) is more in accordance with the previous moves. Indeed a great game from Reti!

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  vonKrolock: <16...♘xd5> 17.♘f5!? (As taking the ♘ leads fast to a completly lost position, maybe this rejoinder in gambit style could be white's best chance) 17...♗xf5 (best - otherwise white simply will take in 'd5') 18.exf5! (suddenly the 'g2' ♗ becomes very strong) analysis diagram

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Sep-18-09  Atking: Again an interesting idea but coming too late <vonKrolock> what's wrong with 18...Qb7? Black could play e4 when the diagonal will become dangerous (Eventually with the help of Rfe8 and Bg5) White is simply pawn down.
May-31-18  SChesshevsky: It appears being able to play ...Nd3 protected by the B with whites B on the g2 diagonal can be pretty effective.

Other examples are the famous Gary Kasparov Gambit game against Karpov, 1985 game 16 and Byrne - Fischer 1963.

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