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|Sep-25-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: What a fascinating game! The combination of the "Reversed Benko" middlegame and the technical ending provides a two-fold fascination.|
With regard to 40. Rb6, I am sure it was very easy for players of this calibre to see that the Rook trade wins for White, and I was eventually able to work it out for myself. In analyzing 40. ... Rxb6 41. axb6 Kd7 (or 41. ... Kd8; in either case White will eventually get in a check to gain a tempo), I first looked at next pushing the central pawn that is already a passer (42. d5). This would actually not only throw away the win, it would give Black the full point (42. ... a4 ). It is essential (as another kibitzer has pointed out) to the winning plan for White to create a second passer 3 files away from the b6-pawn by playing 42. e5! As I said, for a Reti or a Rubinstein, this is no doubt very easy to see, but it took me a couple of minutes, and I find this technical aspect of this game very pleasing aesthetically.
|Sep-25-06|| ||ex0duz: Syracrophy, obviously you're correct-amundo my friend ;)|
Also, does 18. Rxa7 lose a piece to Bxf3? anyone have the continuation(i'm too lazy to calculate it when its not that interesting of a variation, but it does make me a tiny bit curious), does white lose his knight, rook, bishop or queen? hehe thanks friends.
|Sep-25-06|| ||Llera: Re: "Soltari: What happens when 33...Nxd3??"
Well, then it should go probably like this: (34)Q*c7, R*c7 (35)e*d3, and Black's Rooks have no files or columns, they are enclosed. If (35)...a4, then maybe (36) Ra1 is good, or maybe (36)Rb4 so White shouldn't leave the b-file. But I'm not sure if this would work instead: 36.c5 Rdc6, 37.dc6 Rc6, 38.Rb7+ Ke8, 39. d4, Ra6, 40. Rb6, etc, like in the main line but with an extra movement [(35...)a4] for Black. I think it finishes with the two pawns becoming Queens, so it should be draw.
|Sep-25-06|| ||kevin86: The black lone pawn moved fast,but was quickly cut off by the white rook. The white pawns moved slower,but three can't be stopped as easily as one.|
|Sep-25-06|| ||Phony Benoni: I thought these hypermodern players didn't bother using their center pawns.|
|Sep-25-06|| ||Llera: Re: "Phony Benoni: I thought these hypermodern players didn't bother using their center pawns."
Precisely:(Taken from: http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:...)
"Hypermodern openings are what we call just about anything that does not try to occupy
the center with pawns (which is what we usually call classical play). They even encourage
the other side to take over the center with a big pawn mass that can then be attacked
from the sides by pieces and wing pawns. "|
|Sep-25-06|| ||lvlaple: Awesome pun, this was one of those games with a total gridlock of queens and rooks that I always lose, and have nothing but respect for those who can play them.|
|Sep-25-06|| ||Phony Benoni: <Liera> Sorry--I should have made it clearer that I was making a joke based on the final position, where Reti was indeed using his center pawns quite effectively.|
|Sep-25-06|| ||IMlday: When this was played in 1923 the theoretical disputes between Classicism and Hypermodernism were in full bloom. Chess theory evolved parallel to new movements in art, dance, music etc. Reti's Opening appeared weird to supreme classicist Rubinstein: "The stupid double hole variation" he supposedly called it. 'Holes' were a Steinitz term for squares that couldn't be covered by pawns, e.g. 1.g3 makes a 'hole' at h3. The formation favoured by Staunton with c4, e3, g3 also makes holes at f3 and d3. Nowadays we can look back and see that both Reti's fianchetto openings and Rubinstein's Semi-slav 'Meran' stuff have passed the 'test of time'. Such a fertile period for 'new' chess as 1922-24 provides rich study material for a deep understanding of chess. Probably elo 1700-2100 would learn the most imo.
A file of the time period, e.g, 1922,
can be had easily by filling in the year line in the CG search but nothing else.
|Sep-25-06|| ||CapablancaFan: <kevin86><Reti,set,go!> Lol.|
|Sep-25-06|| ||OhioChessFan: I like to quickly click through games just to get a feel for them. 20...a5 looks awful.|
|Oct-18-07|| ||parisattack: <syracrophy: ...A charming victory for the father of the hipermodernism.>|
One of the great hypermodern victories. I love the center pawns held back, rolling through and winning the game for White. Having the center pawns 'in reserve' is definately a '+' of many hypermodern openings.
|Sep-29-08|| ||Benzol: I find it somewhat strange that the beginning of this game isn't considered a Reti Opening.|
|Oct-31-08|| ||mannetje: A wonderfull clean game, in the Reti opening by Reti himself. Kasparov annotated this game, he thinks Reti didn't make a single mistake. That was allmost unique back in '23.|
|Jan-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Reti crashes his master opponent|
|Mar-10-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I would have played 50 Ke5|
|Sep-11-09|| ||WhiteRook48: outsmarted in the endgame|
|May-23-10|| ||Eric Farley: This is wrongly called a King's Indian Attack game. There's no e4 by white. As a matter of fact, white only moved the e-pawn at move 37 and even so it was to take the rook on d3. This is a Reti-Barcza. ( Nf3,g3,c4). If there's a d4 then it's a Catalan|
|Jul-22-11|| ||SirChrislov: A triumph of hypermodernism. -R. Fine|
|Sep-18-11|| ||Xeroxx: brilliant game|
|Sep-18-11|| ||perfidious: <IMlday: ...Reti's Opening appeared weird to supreme classicist Rubinstein: "The stupid double hole variation" he supposedly called it.>|
This statement, or something on those lines, was definitely made, but I thought it was Richard 'The Fifth' Teichmann, another player of marked classical style, to whom it was attributed.
Can anyone clarify this? <FSR>? <jess>? <TheFocus>?
|Dec-21-11|| ||Eric Farley: This is not the KIA! The KIA is characterized by an early e4. An early
c4 makes the opening a RETI, or maybe a transposition to the ENGLISH. An early d4 makes the opening a CATALAN or a GRUNFELD reversed.|
|Dec-21-11|| ||Fusilli: Beautiful game. I especially liked 33.Qxb6!|
|Feb-17-12|| ||King Death: This is the one of the nicest examples of an in between move I've ever seen with Reti cleverly throwing in 34.c5.|
|Jan-10-13|| ||Everett: The nomenclature can be a funny thing in chess, of course we all know that... but even the KID does not necessarily have a pawn on e5, so why must the KIA have a pawn on e4?|
Take this game, for instance, much like a KID but than quite like a Benoni.
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956
And this: ..c5 is often played long before ..e5 vs the Saemisch.
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956
So... relax. The King's House of Nf3, g3, Bg2 and 0-0 is a King's Indian Formation. Afterwards it can morph into something more specific (like Radjabov's follow-up of d4 before e4 Radjabov vs Aronian, 2009), but the initial name is not wrong.
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