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|Jul-29-12|| ||thomastonk: <Karpova> Thank you for the additional source. I remember that I have read it some time before.|
On page 286 it is stated that Lasker energically disclaimed that he had sad:
"Von Reti sah ich noch nichts, was mir imponieren könnte!" And on page 287 we find Lasker's (new? - see below) interpretation on his comparison of Réti/Bird.
I think it is possible, that all of this is part of the Lasker/Réti controversy of those years. On page 87 there is another example from the same interview in Schachmatny: <Das in letzter Zeit viel Staub aufwirbelnde Buch von Réti "Die neunen Ideen im Schachspiel" stellt nichts anderes als eine Sammlung von losen Artikeln dar. Neben interessanten Ideen enthält es viel Unreifes und nichts Abgeschlossenes.> Not too nice words, in particular, since he next praises Tartakower's book.
The content of pp 286-7 comes from an interview with "Prager Tagblatt", a German language newspaper of Réti's country, and so it is less surprising that Lasker tried to calm things down there, isn't it?
|Aug-10-12|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
<It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned.>
|Aug-10-12|| ||Tal7777777: Reti's quote of the day for 8/10/12 is in the book "Attack with Mikhail Tal."|
|Mar-31-13|| ||whiteshark: "The essential disadvantage of the isolated pawn ... lies not in the pawn itself, but in the square in front of the pawn." |
-- Richard Reti
|May-28-13|| ||ketchuplover: Are you Reti to rumble?|
|May-28-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Reti.|
|May-30-13|| ||Chessical: Lasker's remarks concerning Reti:
The latest Réti book "Modern Ideas in Chess" whilst causing a stir is nothing more than a loose collection of articles. Apart from some interesting ideas there is a lot of incompletely worked out and not yet matured content. (Schachmatny)
Dr. Lasker then remarked that he considered Reti one of the most sensitive and brightest of masters, but lacking in the elementary and imposing elements of real genius. Lasker compared Reti with the English champion Bird, not in terms of the relative strength of the two, because he thought such judgements to be absurd, but in style in which Bird and Reti had much in common. So that no misunderstanding arises, Lasker insinuated that in the comparison with Reti, Bird was the weaker master. ('Neue Wiener Schachzeitung').
With Reti, I did not see anything which impressed me, but I must note , that he has a great talent. In many ways he resembles Baird. (Bird?) ('Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'). Apparently later disclaimed by Lasker.
|Aug-10-13|| ||Karpova: <die Mathematik ist ebenso Spiel und Wissenschaft wie das Schach>|
(Mathematics is equally game/play and science as is chess)
Richard Reti on page 164 of the 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
The <und> (and) seems to be highlighted by increasing the space between the letters.
|Sep-20-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "Those chess lovers who ask me how many moves I usually calculate in advance, when making a combination, are always astonished when I reply, quite truthfully, 'as a rule not a single one.'" >
So he just plays moves and doesn't calculate ahead, I'm guessing.
|Oct-08-13|| ||Karpova: Simul and Bilndfold exhibitions after the Budapest tournament (moved to Düsseldorf of late):|
Kaiserslautern: +22 -2 =7
Saarlouis: +28 -0 =1
Velbert: +19 -1 =0
Speyer: +19 -2 =2
Zweibrücken: +18 -1 =1
Pirmasens: +25 -0 =2
Landau: +34 -1 =1
Düsseldorf: +12 -3 =1
Overall: +177 -10 =15
Luxemburg: +9 -0 =1
Betzdorf: +9 -3 =4
Kaiserslautern: +6 -1 =3
Frankfurt: +5 -3 =2
Overall: +29 -7 =10
In Frankfurt he was facing solely Main tournament players (<Hauptturnierspieler>)
From page 362 of the November-December 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Oct-17-13|| ||Karpova: Preßburg (today Bratislava), Master Tournament of the IX. Congress of the Czechoslovakian Chess Association, 1925:|
1. Reti +9 out of 10
2. Engel 6.5
3-5. Pokorny 5.5
3-5. Schulz 5.5
3-5. Teller 5.5
6-7. Haida 5.0
6-7. Walter sen. 5.0
Source: Page 278 of the September 1925 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Oct-19-13|| ||Karpova: <Prag, 6. Juni
Schachmeister Richard Réti ist heute um halb 6 Uhr früh im Liebener Krankenhaus nach dreiwöchigem Krankenlager an Scharlach gestorben.>
(Prague, June 6
Chessmaster Richard Réti died today at 05.30 am in the Libeň hospital after 3 weeks sick bed of scarlet fever.)
Source: Page 161 of the June 1929 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Oct-31-13|| ||Karpova: Some anecdotes about blindfold play from
From page 109 of the April 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' (originally from the '8-Uhr-Blatt' and as the WSZ presumes that Reti was the author, I post them here):
1) A chessmaster gives a 10-board blindfold Simul in a provincial town. Before the Simul starts, one spectator is especially enthusiastic about it. He has little knowledge of chess but is very interested in blindfold play as he cannot even grasp how it's possible. During the Simul, he turns to his neighbour, claiming that it wasn't so difficult. As he is met with a lack of understanding, he elaborates: "They still tell him all the moves of his opponents."
2) The author (possibly Reti) once played a blindfold Simul where he sacrificed his bishop in one of the games. The mediator who had to execute his moves on the boards thought that this was an oversight and, in order to help the author, he moved the bishop elsewhere. After a few moves, total confusion arose as both players played different positions. After the Simul, the mediator apologised, explaining that he had seen so many examples of the author's amazing gift that he thought he would soon recognize where he had moved the bishop.
3) The mediator in a blindfold Simul Alekhine gave in Brussels was an editor. One of his colleagues was among the spectators. When the Simul was over, he asked the mediator "now that we journalists are among ourselves, tell me but what the deception is?"
|Nov-02-13|| ||Karpova: On June 19, 1924, Reti gave a 45-board Simul in Mönchengladbach, Germany and scored +37 -6 =2.|
He was in Vienna at that time (July 1924) and would then travel to Argentina for some months to work there as a chess teacher (the Argentinean Chess Federation had invited him).
From page 204 of the July 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Nov-25-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned." >
|Dec-10-13|| ||Karpova: <Wien. Einen bedauernstwerten Unfall erlitt kürzlich Grossmeister Reti, der ihn wohl viele Wochen ans Bett fesseln dürfte. Er zog sich bei einem Sturz einen Oberschenkelbruch zu und liegt derzeit auf der Unfallstation Professor Hochenegg im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus.> (Vienna. Grandmaster Reti suffered a pitiable accident of late, which will probably chain him to the bed for many weeks. He fell and broke his femur and currently rests in the ambulance station Professor Hochenegg in the General Hospital.)|
From page 239 of the September 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Dec-14-13|| ||Karpova: A new Chess Club was founded in Vienna, at the beginning of April 1916, by the name of <Wiener Schachgesellschaft> (Vienna Chess Association). The Club resided in the "Dom-Cafe", Wien I., Singerstraße 10.|
Chairman: Richard Böhler
Treasurer: Hans Hein
Secretary: Richard Reti
Commitee Members: Siegrfied A. Wolf and Luzatto.
Source: Page 60 of the March-April 1916 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-10-14|| ||Karpova: 15-board Blindfold Simul on February 14, 1913, in the <Wiener Akademischen Schachverein>, which lasted 4.5 hours and the score was +5 -4 =6.|
Source: Page 72 of the March-April 1913 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-11-14|| ||Karpova: 5-board blindfold on January 25, 1913, in the Landstraßer Schachbund Chess Club (III/2, Radetzkyplatz 3, Cafe Hungaria) ended after about 3 hours with a 3.5:1.5 win for Reti.|
Source: Page 158 of the May-June 1913 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jan-25-14|| ||Karpova: Blindfold Simul on December 4, 1912, in the Vienna Chess Club against 8 opponents, which lasted 3 hours. Reti scored +5 -2 =1.|
Reti lost to Ernst Grünfeld (!) and Adam Zuk Ritter von Skarszewski and drew Rudolf Reitler.*
Source: Page 348 of the November-December 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
* Reitler was incorrectly called Robert and the mistake corrected to Rudolf on page 386 of the 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung' Supplementheft.
|Feb-22-14|| ||Karpova: 6-board blindfold Simul on November 15, 1909, in the Vienna Chess Club. Reti scored +1 -3 =2 against strong opposition:|
Winners: Prof. H. Soyka, Otto Sternberg, Robert Bacca
Draws: Nikolaus Baron Döry von Jobahaza, Otto Strobel
Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', April-May 1910, p. 146
|Feb-28-14|| ||zanzibar: Has anybody heard of a match between Reti and the Dutch player/problemist Henri Weenink?|
Supposedly a 5 game match between the two took place in 1928.
Any references would be appreciated.
|Feb-28-14|| ||thomastonk: <zanzibar> There has been a ten game match Reti vs Weenink that was played from early November 1927 until the end of January 1928. Reti won with 6.5 :3.5. Two years ago I collected all the games, dates, conditions etc from newspaper reports (approx 25 sources). So, you can ask questions.|
Only one of the games (the 9th) is contained in Weenink's biography, and right now I cannot find Reti's biography by Kalendovsky.
However, the match is not unknown, see for example Feenstra Kuiper's "Hundert Jahre Schachzweikämpfe", Amsterdam 1967, p 54.
|Mar-02-14|| ||RedShield: Winter's C.N. 1211 appealed unsuccessfully for more information on a drawn simul game between Capablanca and the 22 year-old Reti that occurred on 21st October 1911 in Vienna, as reported in the May-June 1912 <Wiener Schachzeitung>. Capa could 'only' score +22 -5 =8.|
|Mar-04-14|| ||thomastonk: <zanzibar> Addendum: Kalendovský published only one game between Réti and Weenink, the 1st match game.|
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