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Richard Reti vs Alexander Alekhine
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Apr-03
Indian Game: London System (A48)  ·  1-0

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Jun-29-03  ivan2kilu: How did Alekhine not see 21. Nb5 ?
Jun-29-03
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  paulalbert: I looked at the 1924 Tournament book which Alekhine wrote. He calls his 19. e4 a hallucination and his 20. f5 suicide, saying that on 20. NxBe3 would still save the game although white would remain with better prospects. He must have miscalculated the whole sequence of moves that follow Nb5, but from the notes it does not seem that he did not see it at all. Paul Albert
Jun-30-03  euripides: There's some similarity with the Capablanca game in the same tournament. In both of them Reti liquidates the pawn centre and then his knights occupy the empty space. Maybe this strategic approach was a surprise and so they weren't expecting the tactics that arise. It's very different from Nimzowitsch's approach of leaving his opponents's pawns in the centre and blockading them, and although it must have come up before it's hard to think of earlier similar games.
Feb-21-05  whithergoes: <euripides> There is also another more obvious similiarity. Both of Reti's celebrated New York 1924 wins over both Capablanca and Alekhine ended on move 31 with a Rook moving to Queen five.
Feb-21-05
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: What has always puzzled me about the game is this--why is Alekhine playing in the hypermodern style, and not Reti?
Feb-21-05  Minor Piece Activity: There is more to hypermodernism than a fianchetto you know. =) Here Reti shows characteristic restraint in the opening (4. h3, 6 . Nbd2, 9. c3) and only launches his attack with a4, a5 once Alekhine has committed to a QB fianchetto with b6, allowing Reti to exploit the weakness.
Feb-27-07
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  plang: Golembek recommends 10..Re8 at once preparing e5 and e4 while Alekhine is not so critical feeling that Reti's queenside play should not be dangerous. Alekhine is critical of 12 Ba6 feeling that Reti should have concentrated in the center pushing his e pawn. To modern eyes, however, Reti's strategy of playing on the queenside light squares lloks quite logical. Alekhine says that 13..Ba6 14 Qa6..b5 15 Qb5..Rb8 give black an effortless equality. Alekhines 19th and 20th moves are hard to understand, "hallucination" or not. 24 Qc4 and 26 Nc4 are nice moves. 28..Bc3 is the final error. This is the worst game I have ever seen by Alekhine.
Dec-24-07  Fast Gun: Reti's only win against Alekhine, a nice finish at the end with the theme of overload against the bishop and knight !!
May-28-08  newzild: I gather that 28...fe loses simply to 29.Nxg7 ed 30.Qxd2 Kxg7 31.Qxd4, right? This seems to be the critical variation at the critical point in the game.
May-28-08  newzild: Sorry, that should be 23...fe, etc. Five moves out!
Feb-07-09
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  laskereshevsky: This game, from a very long ago, made me think a lot,

I want to start from a little away...

One of the most famous Rubinstein's moves is 18. ♕c1 played in this game where he defeated the reigning World champion

Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909

in the game:

Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911

He won vs. the will become World champion with 17.♕c1... the same move, with the little difference to be the 17th here and the 18th there.

But somebody else was able to do even more!...

RETI in the games:

Reti vs Capablanca, 1924

and in the above:

Reti vs Alekhine, 1924

beated the (at the time) actual and the future world champion with the EXACTLY same move 31.♖1d5...and in the same tournament!!!

I think this is not a merely case.... The human-brain reactions and logical progresses during a chess-game, or a chess-carrier, were always very interesting to be studyed

Aug-26-13  jerseybob: Plang:If this is Alekhine's worst game(it's not, btw. See the book "Unknown Alekhine" for several worse games), give some credit to Reti, please, for assisting him.
Aug-27-13
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  perfidious: <jerseybob>: Here is a game which gets my vote as possibly Alekhine's worst, by the very young master: Alekhine vs P F Johner, 1911.
Feb-08-14  capafischer1: The london opening if played correctly can take you to a better middle game and suddenly become tactical.
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