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Savielly Tartakower vs Richard Reti
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 17, Apr-09
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)  ·  0-1



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  heuristic: 17...Nf4 18.Bxf4 exf4 19.hxg4 fxg3 looks better.

Weeramantry claims 26.Bd1 is better than the game's 26.a3. I don't see much difference :

26.a3 Bxa3 27.Bd1 Bb4 28.Ra2 a5
26.Bd1 Rd8 27.Rb2 c6 28.a3 Bxa3

This position is very difficult for me to understand. Not sure what the plan should be for either side!

I think 27.Nd5 is where White goes astray. Reti gets back the exchange and then trades all minor pieces; resulting in a won R+P endgame.

Sep-26-08  drukenknight: ENDGAMES of NY'24: This one seems to be a good endgame problem of the outside passed pawn. In this case the problem was about to be blacks a-pawn but later moves allow his h pawn to get passed. 38 b4 appears to be the culprit which allows black K to centralize and be n position to grab the b pawn. 38 Ke2 or Ke3 maybe ok..
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  beatgiant: <drukenknight>
<38 Ke2 or Ke3 maybe ok..>

To me, it looks pretty similar to the game after 38. Ke3 Kf6. The problem is White would lose the pawn ending after 39. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 40. Kxd2 Ke5 41. Ke3 a5, when White's king must eventually give way.

But otherwise White is tied down by the Black d-pawn.

What plan do you have in mind after 38. Ke3 Kf6 for something much different than the actual game?

Sep-27-08  drukenknight: you're right, this is bad and I knew I would mess these endgames up. Move 27 looks like the blunder now. He needs to Bd1 to cover ...Nxf3+.
Sep-29-08  drukenknight: all of this (27 Bd1 as well as well as move 38) is covered by Alek.'s official comments which I neglected to read. so my bad.
Jan-15-09  paavoh: The Weeramantry's column reappeared on Chesscafe on Jan 10, 2009. Are you happy with his alternative suggestion? "... the variation with 24.Rd7. After all, the power of a rook on the seventh rank cannot be ignored at this late stage of the game. The most forcing line also appears to be the best in this instance. 24...Nxe2 25.Rxe2 Nd4 26.Re3 Nxc2 27.Rxc3 Nd4 28.Rcxc7. Now, despite White’s doubled rooks on the seventh, Black has good counter-play. 28...Nxf3+ 29.Kg3 Ng5 30.f3 Ne6 31.Ra7 f6 32.Rd1 (threatening to win the a6 pawn) 32…Nd4 33.Rxa6 Kf7, Black still has the edge, as White cannot easily advance his connected passed pawns." [Weeramantry]). It is hard to judge.
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