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George Mortimer Kramer vs Reuben Fine
New York Invitational (1948), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Dec-29
Reti Opening: Reti Gambit (A09)  ·  0-1



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Dec-27-04  Everett: NOw I'm assuming (trouble already...) that white played b4 to allow d4 later, and see no reason why 9.d4 was not played.
Jun-12-05  ughaibu: I think 9.d4 loses the e-pawn, I prefer 6.Bb2
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  Domdaniel: Because of this game, 3.e4 is now known as Kramer's Gambit. Even though it didn't quite work first time around (like the Lisitsin Gambit, 1.Nf3 f5 2.e4) it provided ideas for later analysts to work on.

5.b4 has also turned out to be interesting, though the CG database is low on good examples.

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  Domdaniel: Fine had a reputation as a 'virtuoso' during his active playing career, and was seen as a player with a dry, efficient style. This game is a fine - sorry - example of his killer instinct, something even the dryest virtuoso needs. It's actually quite Fischeresque.
Oct-10-12  Everett: 3.e4 is part of my rep, and though I rarely play 5.b4, I imagine it is worthy of study. I always imagined Larsen playing White when I play this line. Something about playing around the hole on d4, sticky and ragged pawn structure and the color complexes that reminds me of his play.
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  sachistu: The move 23.Rb1 is also given in Kmoch's book of the tournament. However, the American Chess Bulletin, 1949, p3 gives the move as 23.Re1. In some ways, this is more logical with the game score as in the version given here, Black has the possibility of 27...Nxg2. This possibility does not exist in the ACB version as after 28.ef6 Nxe3 White has 29,Rxe3 defending f3.
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  sachistu: Apparently, 23.Rb1 was the move played. It is also given in Fine's "Lessons From My Games".
Mar-19-17  cwcarlson: White holds with 27.Rb3 and 28.Qc3.
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