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Hans Kmoch vs Richard Reti
"If You're Reti Kmoch and Get it" (game of the day Aug-25-2014)
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 10, Mar-20
Budapest Defense: Alekhine. Abonyi Variation (A52)  ·  0-1



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Feb-04-04  InspiredByMorphy: Very well played against what I consider the strongest defense to the budapest gambit... 4.e4 Nxe5 5.f4! Reti gives me some hope for black in this variation.
Aug-25-14  thegoodanarchist: Nice tactics by Reti to make his rooks dominate the White queen.
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  Check It Out: Baddum cha!

On the plus side, that's an exciting game.

Aug-25-14  ASchultz: Black was Reti to mock (or kmoch back) white's wing attack with the central line opener ...Qxf5!


Kmoch kmoch!
Who's there?
... (Reti interrupts) Qxf5!

Aug-25-14  Moszkowski012273: 19.e5... had to be played instead of the cheapo 19.f5... And 32...Rf1+ 33.Kg2,Re2+ was a stronger way to end this one.
Aug-25-14  morfishine: Kmoch is part of that elite group of chess players characterized by humbleness, refined manners, courteous nature and generous disposition.

Players like Anderssen, Koltanowski, etc.

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  Stonehenge: Hideous pun.
Aug-25-14  vsiva1: "Chess is a game by its form, an art by its content and a science by the difficulty of gaining mastery in it. Chess can convey as much happiness as a good book or work of music can. However, it is necessary to learn to play well and only afterwards will one experience real delight." - Tigran Petrosian, World Champion 1963-69.
Aug-25-14  nimh: I'd say that chess is a combination of the science of making accurate moves, and the art of making the opponent to make inaccurate moves.
Aug-25-14  newzild: It took me a moment to spot why White resigned.

In the final position the only immediate way for White to avoid losing queen for rook is to play 33. h3.

Then Black traps the queen with 33...g5! 34. Qh5 Bc4! 35. Bxc6 Re1+ 36. Kg2 Bf7.

Aug-25-14  kevin86: Not a bad one. Black will win the queen.
Aug-25-14  jdc2: Blundercheck using Stockfish:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. e4 Nxe5 5. f4 Nec6 6. a3 a5 7. Be3 Na6 8. Nf3 Bc5 9. Qd2 d6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Bd3 Bxe3 12. Qxe3 Nc5 13. O-O Re8 14. Bc2 a4 15. Rae1 f6 16. Qf2 Bg4 17. Nd4 Qd7 18. Nxc6 bxc6 19. f5 Bh5 20. Qh4 Bf7 21. Rf3 Re5 22. Ree3 Bxc4 23. Rh3 h6 24. Reg3 Kf8 25. Rg6 Rae8 26. Rhg3 Eval -1.84

(Stockfish 190614 64 SSE4.2: 26. Qg4 R8e7 27. Rg3 Rf7 28. Nxa4 Nxa4 29. b3 Nc5 30. bxc4 d5 31. cxd5 cxd5 32. exd5 Qxd5 33. Qb4 Rd7 34. h3 Qd2 35. Qxd2 Rxd2 36. Rc3 Kf7 37. Rg4 Re1+ 38. Kh2 Eval -0.44])

26... Qxf5 27. Rxf6+ Qxf6 28. Rf3 R8e6 29. Nxa4 Eval -5.02

(Stockfish 190614 64 SSE4.2: 29. h3 Bb5 30. Rxf6+ Rxf6 31. Qg4 Rf1+ 32. Kh2 Rf7 33. Bd1 h5 34. Qg3 Kg8 35. Bf3 Rf8 36. Qg6 Rf6 37. Qg3 Ne6 38. h4 Bd3 39. Kg1 Eval -1.84)

29... Nxa4 30. Bxa4 Eval -8.43

(Stockfish 190614 64 SSE4.2: 30. h3 Nxb2 31. Qg4 Bb5 32. h4 Bd3 33. Rxf6+ Rxf6 34. Bxd3 Nxd3 35. Qc8+ Re8 36. Qxc7 c5 37. a4 Rxe4 38. a5 Nf4 39. Kh2 Nd5 40. Qc8+ Kf7 41. Qb7+ Ke6 42. Qxg7 Rxh4+ 43. Kg3 Eval -5.02)

30... Rxe4 31. Rxf6+ Rxf6 32. g4 Be2 0-1

Analysis by Stockfish 190614 64 SSE4.2:

1. (-8.48): 33.Qxf6+ gxf6 34.Bxc6 Rxg4+ 35.Kf2 Bc4 36.h3 Rd4 37.Ke1 Rd3 2.

(-9.24): 33.Bxc6 Rxg4+ 34.Qxg4 Bxg4 35.h4 Rf4 36.Bd5 Bd7 37.b3 Rd4

(Stockfish 190614 64 SSE4.2, 25.08.2014)

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  plang: 15..Be6 would have been an improvement for Black; after 16 Nd5..Na5 Black has a good game. 18 Nxc6? was a positional error giving Black control of d5; 18 Nd5 would have maintained an advantage for White. Kmoch obviously overlook Reti's pretty 26..Qxf5!. 29 Na4? shortened the game but did not alter the result.

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