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Richard Reti vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
"Reti and Waiting" (game of the day Nov-21-2015)
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Mar-23
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Bogoljubow Defense (A13)  ·  1-0

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Dec-25-05  Saruman: 31.-Nd6 32.Rc7 Kf8 (32.-Nxe8 33. 33.exf7+ Kf8 34.fxe8Q+ Kxe8 35.Rxa7 Rxh2 36.Nf5 with an easy win for white) 33.Bxf7 Ne7 34.Rd7 g6 35.Ng4 h5 36.Ne5 .
Dec-25-05  aw1988: <ruylopez> Yates was pretty strong. I don't think he was playing without a plan...
Apr-16-06  GlassCow: The "super-fianchetto" of dark-squared bishop on b2 and queen on a1 is always a treat to see in the games of Reti. He used this same setup in a famous win over Rubinstein.
Apr-16-06  IMDONE4: Rxc6! is a great move. Black should never have allowed white to double up on the open c-file and get play along there. Also, f4 was a great strengthening move, making white's pawn structure incredibly solid.
Apr-16-06
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  ray keene: http://www.chessbaseusa.com/NY1924/... i tried clicking on the above but to no avail-i am interested in this game and the book so can the reference be accessed?
Apr-16-06
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  paulalbert: Unfortunately, I don't think this very interesting site about the great NY 1924 Tournament is any longer in existence. Paul Albert
Apr-16-06
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  ray keene: pity-that event produced some of my favourite games -especially retis games v capablanca lasker bogolyubov and this one v yates--endlessly fascinating battles between pawn centres and fianchettoed bishops and queens on a1 !! wonderful stuff. also laskers wins -how he notched those up---unbelievable-it almost didnt matter what sort of position he got!
Apr-16-06  mack: Ray - the wonders of the Wayback Machine have come to your rescue. The file downloads obviously don't work, but I'm sure if you spoke to Steve Lopez nicely(chessbaseworkshop@yahoo.com) he'd sort you out.

Here's the title page:

http://web.archive.org/web/19990128...

and the table of contents: http://web.archive.org/web/19990423...

a sample game (Janowski-Capablanca):
http://web.archive.org/web/20001026...

some notes on Yates-Lasker:
http://web.archive.org/web/20001025...

and so on. Hope this helps!

Apr-16-06
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  paulalbert: <mack> Great to know there is still a way to look at the information on the 1924 Tournament in the Battle Royale site. How did you know where to find information on vanished sites? Paul Albert
Apr-17-06  mack: http://web.archive.org is a godsend - not a completely flawless godsend just yet, but a godsend nonetheless.
Apr-17-06
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  ray keene: <mack> thanks interesting-back in the dim and distant past i seem to recall you were going to send me a magazine article re staunton or something -or am i hallucinating? something like best of british? was that it?
Jun-07-08  Jesspatrick: The effectiveness of the Q on a1 controlling the diagnol and permitting access to e5 was a key to Reti's success in this game.

Evidently Yates, though one of the best in the world at the time of this tournament, just wasn't in Reti's class.

Aug-26-13  nescio: Position after 14.Rfc1


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White is waiting for the right moment to plsy d3-d4 and Black wouldn't like to reply ...e4 because of Ne5 etc. But according to Niemzowitsch overprotection of e5 would have come to the rescue: 14...b5 15.Nf1 Qb8 16.Ne3 a5. Black has secured his outpost and is already clearly better.

Nov-21-15  morfishine: Great, just great, another Reti play-on-word
Nov-21-15  minehumer: Oh this reminds me of that game where the queen was on h6 and the pawn on f6 had mate in 1 but had like no other pieces anybody know what game im talking about?
Nov-21-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: Great, just great, another Reti play-on-word>

Also, I believe this pun has been used before.

Nov-21-15
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  kevin86: A really nice finish!
Nov-21-15  nalinw: Has anybody come up with a name for the alignment of Queen behind Bishop on a diagonal - especially the long diagonal?

How about Reti's Rapier?

Nov-21-15
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  jith1207: May be, Rapier Reti-culous?
Nov-21-15
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  piltdown man: "Reti and Yating", maybe?
Nov-21-15
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  andrewjsacks: <nalinw> Good suggestion.
Apr-13-16
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  thegoodanarchist: How about the following for a GOTD title:

<Dew on the Ground>

Jun-03-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: After the 'natural' 31...Nd6 (if 32.Bxf7+ Nxf7 33.exf7+ Kxf7 and Black scapes). 32.Nc4 (threatned the Rd3 and Nd6, so the answer must be) 32...Nxc4 33.Rxc4 and black can't avoid 34.Rd8 or Bxf7+ that win the Ng6. Black has lost position, so resigns.
Jun-04-16
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  Ron: There are quite a few kibitzes here without concrete analysis.

After 12. ... Bd7, Stockfish 7 evaluates the position as 0.00.

Reti's 13. Qa1 is not a bad move, but it is not "profound" either.

After the game continuation, 13. Qa1 Ng6 14. Rfc1 Bc6 15. Nf1, Stockfish says that with 15. ... a5, Black would have a small advantage.

Chess history is transcended by computers.

May-14-17  Everett: <Chess history is transcended by computers.>

Rewritten. Computers cannot even think for themselves (yet), much less transcend anything.

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