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Rudolf Spielmann vs Richard Reti
Berlin (1919), Berlin GER, rd 1, Feb-21
Budapest Defense: Alekhine Variation (A52)  ·  1-0



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Rudolf Spielmann vs Richard Reti (1919)
Rudolf Spielmann (left) playing Richard Retí, observed by Efim Bogoljubow
(2nd from left) and Alexey Sergeevich Selesniev (2nd from right) and by Bernhard Kagan (standing).

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Aug-06-10  Dr. Funkenstein: In the final position white threatens Qf6+ and then Rh1 winning the queen.

31. ...Rf8 32. Qxf8+ and the h7 pawn queens
31. ...Qxh7 32. Qf7+ and Qxe8
31. ...Nf5 32. Bxf5 gxf5 33. Qg5+ and either Rh1 or Rxf5#

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  Nightsurfer: An amazing flashback in time - watching <Rudolf Spielmann> and <Richard Reti> playing that very game <R Spielmann vs R Reti (1919)>. Dear people of <>, thank you so much for posting that historic photo!
Sep-21-13  jerseybob: At first the lack of scoresheets made me think this was a skittles game, but the position matches the score. The picture looks like it was snapped right after black's 12..Qd8. I don't get the double clocks.
Sep-21-13  Shams: <jerseybob> Do you have bionic eyes or something!?
Sep-21-13  JimNorCal: Yeah, the clocks puzzled me too.
Maybe they are analyzing after the game?
Sep-21-13  jerseybob: Shams: If only! Just regular old human ones. But follow the score: the key is the white pawn on h4 - it was only there for one move - and you can faintly see the N on g6 and the queen on d8. JimNorCal: Analysis occurred to me too.
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