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Richard Reti vs Ernst Gruenfeld
Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923), Ostrava CSR, rd 13, Jul-17
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Full Symmetry Line (A38)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-08-08
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  whiteshark: From Dr. Tarrasch's <The game of Chess>:

"Supposing that the opponent also adopts the same petty and cowardly strategy and holds back his central pawns, what then? Then there is no question of struggle at all, since the two armies do not meet! Let the following absolutely horrible game, played in the Mährish-Ostrau Tournament of 1923, serve as an example. The name of the players I will keep secret. [game until 15...axb5]


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After sixteen [more] moves this caricature of a game was abandoned as a draw."

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May-08-08  slomarko: this tourney was held in Moravska Ostrava. german names are for places in germany.
Jun-15-16
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  dernier loup de T: I could not prevent to agree a little with the bitter and gruesome comment of Tarrasch; however, Reti could have given as answer his victory against Albert Becker in Vienna 1923, where he played 9 Qd2 and won at move 30...

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