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Paul Saladin Leonhardt vs Richard Reti
Berlin (1920), Berlin GER, rd 7, Dec-11
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0
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Aug-30-08  sneaky pete: Position after 26... Rd8


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White to play and win.

Nov-13-10  howlwolf: When I looked at the final position it took me a moment to see the final point. White can't just take the bishop because Reti can promote his pawn. he has to play the zwishenzug(sic) Rf8+ forcing the king to the g file where he can take the bishop with check or the e-file where he can skewer the king and queen if black promotes the pawn. Nice game.
Jun-11-19
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  fredthebear: <howlwolf> I agree. If 65...BxQg8 66.Rf8+ is necessary to force the Black king to a different file where he can be checked w/a gain of tempo.

If White plays 66.RxBg8, White has a lost ending after Black promotes.

If I were in Reti's shoes, I'd have played one more move (65...BxQg8) before resigning to see if White does indeed play the rook zwischenzug check. It's all the difference between a won and a lost game, so lets be certain.

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