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Richard Reti vs Karel Hromadka
Bad Pistyan (1922), Piestany CSR, rd 7, Apr-14
King's Gambit: Declined. Classical Variation Rubinstein Countergambit (C30)  ·  1-0



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  vonKrolock: <32.Qe4> Reti conducts a difficult defense, now a crisis is approaching: Whith 32…Nc6! Black could decide quickly the issue, threatening simply Nd4 followed by Rf2 – and if 33.Qg6 Kf8, then (a) 34.Qe6 Rf3! 35. Ke1 Rff2 or (b) 34.Qg3 Nd4 Rg7!

<34.Be2> Or 34.Rb4 Ra2 whith idea of Nb3 etc

<34…Nc4>! This fine move should be decisive. The threat of 35…Rf2 ! and mate in few moves is so formidable, that Reti’s choice is narrowed to 35.Bc4 Bc4 36.Ke1 Qg2! , and the crushing idea of Qf1 mate costs some white material

<35.Rb4>??! Now this Game’s destiny hangs in threads of silk.

<35…Qg2> Why not 35…Rf2 36.Bf2 Bh3 37.Ke1 gf and mate in two

<36…Ne5>? And this one is already a tragic misconception: Whith 36…Bf5 37.Qf4 (best) 37…Be5 Black would still be winning.

<37.Be5>! A new life starts for White. Now if 37…Qg1 38.Kd2 Qc5 39.Bg3! Bg3 40.Qe6 and Black’s attack is exhausted.

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  GrahamClayton: 35...♗c5 wins the White Queen, as 36. ♕d5 allows ♕g2+ 37. ♔e1 ♕f2+ 38. ♗f2 gf2+ 39. ♔f1 ♘e3#

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