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Rudolf Spielmann vs Richard Reti
Abbazia (1912), Abbazia (Opatija) AUH, rd 5, Jan-20
King's Gambit: Accepted. Schallop Defense (C34)  ·  1-0



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Jun-10-04  Calculoso: After 24. ... Kxf7 25. Qd7+ Kf8 (Kf6 Bd4) 26. Bh6+ Ng7 27. Rf1+ and after a useless queen interposition it is all over. Good game, though.
Dec-09-08  cghlime: 20. dxe6 looks like it wraps up the game right there.
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  SteinitzLives: The Kings Gambit was the perfect opening for Spielmann to play against Reti. Black's timing in the opening of when to attack vs. simply develop is just off. 13 . . . Be6 is much better.

Then in the early middle game 18 . . . . c6 helps little, whereas 18 . . . . Bh6 was much better.

Spielmanns' analysis is very flawed in the Art of Sacrifice (quite often when held up to Fritz, sadly) 19 . . .cxd5 does work after 20. Nxd5 Bc5+ (not Bxe3 as suggested by Spielmann).

For white, 20 dxe6 does work 20 . . . . Nxe6 and Spielmann misses 21 Rxb7 for himself which is kind of surprising.

23. Bxh7 deserves no exclamation point after the simple and forceful 23 . . . . Rd8.

In his defense (for his offense) 24 Rxf7! is as great as it looks!

Sep-23-12  ughaibu: Maybe, but Spielmann had no choice, the tournament rules stipulated that white must play the Kings Gambit, in all games.
Oct-06-13  LIFE Master AJ: 13..f2+; was it good, bad ...
or somewhere in between?
May-18-19  jenspetersson: @SteinitzLives:
Indeed there seems to be flaws in the analysis when checked against Fritz, but in your first line (19.-cxd5) Spielmann doesn't actually say that white IS winning. He says that both he and RĂ©ti "made the judgement" that white is winning. So, the text can be read as referring more to a practical judgement rather than an absolute truth. (If it's correctly translated in my Swedish copy.) Spielmann does however, in the same line, claim that 20.-Lxd5 (not Bxe3 as you write) is "forced". Here you are right that 20.-Bc5+ is an option and also preferred by the silicon monster, but still with an advantage for White.
Jun-06-19  Pyrandus: SCHALLOP Defense is good? What about?
Jun-06-19  whiteshark: <Pyrandus: SCHALLOP Defense is good?> At least Ivan Salgado Lopez thinks so. You may be aware of his latest book:

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