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Rudolf Spielmann vs Richard Reti
"The Pin is Mightier than the Sword" (game of the day Nov-23-2018)
Vienna (1913), Vienna AUH
Italian Game: Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-05  Averageguy: This game is a good example of how to keep a pin for profit.
Mar-08-07  Rama: Nasty.
May-28-08  wweiss: 25. Ba6 was an excellent move as it ensures that the king can access neither the e4 (because of the pawn) nor the d3 (because of the bishop) square. Thus, the king is forced to march to defend the rook on black squares, maintaining the pin and guaranteeing that Reti will win a piece.
Jul-26-17  Toribio3: Pin is mightier than a sword!
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  andrewjsacks: More pins than on a pin cushion.
Nov-23-18  7he5haman: Wweiss it also prevents Ne2 after Kf2
Nov-23-18  slowmover: Hi, please forgive the naivety of the question, but is 6. Bg5 reasonable?
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  moronovich: <slowmover: Hi, please forgive the naivety of the question, but is 6. Bg5 reasonable?> 6-NxBg5 and black is an officer up.
But welcome to the site <slowmover> And I hope you will enjoy it !
Nov-23-18  Andrew Chapman: I thought 18.b3 was natural, while Rxa7 seems strange since c2 is unprotected whereas c7 is protected. The engine agrees with me, for a change.
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  thegoodanarchist: The pun was good.

The actual pin was mightier than the pun

Nov-23-18  Kangaroo: Another mighty pin
Reti vs Spielmann, 1928
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  Honza Cervenka: <Kangaroo: Another mighty pin Reti vs Spielmann, 1928>

Exactly that game had come in my mind when I saw the pun.

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