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Richard Reti vs Alexander Flamberg
Abbazia (1912), Abbazia (Opatija) AUH, rd 4, Jan-19
King's Gambit: Accepted. Muzio Gambit Brentano Defense (C37)  ·  1-0



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Jun-09-04  fred lennox: It seems a bit odd that Reti is one of the masters of the King Gambit. Yet even at this early career, he shows the kind of play he is noted for as opposed to the sharp play typical of the KG. That is, his play bends towards flexibility and endgame advantage. As Reti wrote, tactics is the foundation of good strategy.
Jun-09-04  Brian Watson: I'm going to write a book called The Positional Muzio Gambit.
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  Benzol: <Brian Watson> Brian will your fellow kibitzers be able to buy your book at mates rates? :)
Jun-09-04  Brian Watson: Sure, but you get what you pay for.

My book will be full of bizarre and egregious errors of analysis, but on the other hand will be devoid of references to Saddam Hussein, George Bush, the Matrix, conspiracy theories, or trash talk about Fisher/ Kasparov/ Petrosian/ Alekhine . . .

I might throw in some ebonics though.

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  Benzol: <Brian Watson> Brian, forgive my ignorance but what are ebonics?
Jun-09-04  acirce: I think ebonics is Black English.
Jun-09-04  square dance: <brian watson> hilarious post!
Jun-09-04  iron maiden: LOL <brian watson> Be sure to also leave out Shakespeare, Microsoft, communism, and the Titanic.
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  Gypsy: <fred lennox: It seems a bit odd that Reti is one of the masters of the King Gambit.> Opatija 1912 was a thematic King Gambit tournament. Results were 1. Spielmann(15/21), 2. Duras(13.5), 3-4. E.Cohn and Reti(11.5),...
Jun-10-04  Woodpusher: 10.Nc3 takes a deep appreciation of the position. When you're down a piece, usually trading queens is something you avoid. Reti must have known instinctively that his lead in development and pawn superiority would give him the edge.

By the way, what happens if Black takes the rook 15...Nxf5?

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  crafty: 15...♘xf5 16. ♘d6+ ♔f8 17. ♖e8+ ♔g7 18. ♘xf5+ ♔f6 19. ♖xh8   (eval 1.12; depth 15 ply; 250M nodes)
Jun-10-04  Brian Watson: <Benzol> How did you miss The Great Ebonics Debate?

By the way, is your handle a chemistry reference, or something else?

Jun-10-04  drukenknight: See here I like the development of the Q to f6 in contrast to the other Reti game.
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  Benzol: <How did you miss The Great Ebonics Debate?> I don't know, but I did!

My handle is a chemistry reference although I only took chemistry as far as High school. My tertiary education was in Civil Engineering. As I've stated elsewhere I was originally going to be Benzol Chloride but thought it was too long so I shortened it. However, I'm into cult TV series and a fan of British TV series of the Sixties. There use to be a police drama called "Softly Softly" which was an offshot from "Z Cars" and one of it's episodes featured a collision between two trucks. One truck was carrying Petrol and the other Hydrochloric Acid. The resulting mixture was Benzol Chloride. If you wish to find out my real name check out the Drazen Sermek page. Btw is your handle your real name?

Jul-29-06  Ulhumbrus: Following 31 g4 Reti delays g5 for two moves and after 35 g5 Reti delays g6 for two moves, playing it at move 38. This suggests that in order to master the ending, one of the things which a player has to learn is the art of delaying his moves.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: According to the database, Reti played 26 Kings Gambits, with the fine result of +18 =3 -5, and won versus the likes of Spielmann and Rubenstein. And yet he lent his name to one of the quietest of openings. How odd.
May-14-10  backrank: < Woodpusher: 10.Nc3 takes a deep appreciation of the position. When you're down a piece, usually trading queens is something you avoid. Reti must have known instinctively that his lead in development and pawn superiority would give him the edge.>

Yes, that's exactly what Réti stands for: intuitive judgement of the position.

Jan-19-14  Karpova: For this game, Reti received 2 special prizes, the Albert von Rothschild Memorial prize of the Vienna Chess Club (200 K) and the Hallgarten prize (100 K).

Source: Page 45 of the February-March 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  TheFocus: For this game Reti was awarded the First Brilliancy Prize of 200 crowns, donated by the Rothschild family in memory of the late Baron Albert Von Rothschild. This game was decided to be the best game of the tournament by the judges, Victor Tietz and G. Marco.

Reti was also awarded the special prize of 100 crowns for the best Muzio Gambit, donated by Consul General Albert Hallgarten of Hamburg.

See <American Chess Bulletin>, June 1912, pg. 127.

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