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Richard Reti vs Rudolf Spielmann
Berlin (1919), Berlin GER, rd 4, Feb-??
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: This line scores great for White, since Black is forced to regain the piece unfavorably (6 ... b5 7. dxc6 bxa4) whereupon the Pa4 gets picked off, plus the Pc6 cramps Black's game. Note 8. c4 is better than 8. c3, then see how White developed the Queenside preparing for 12. 0-0-0 and got c5 in. Instructive how White left the Pa6 alone to limit potential counterplay, instead relocating the Rooks strongly and advancing the Queen to b6. White wins with 29. c7 & 30. Qb8 and the passed Pawns prevail.

tpstar-kokkieschaak (GameKnot 9/21/05) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d6 3. Nf3 e5 4. Bb5 Bg4 5. d5 a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. dxc6 bxa4 [last book move] 8. c3 (8. c4) Nf6 9. Qxa4 Be7 10. Nbd2 0-0 11. h3 Bh5 12. 0-0 Bg6 13. Re1 Ne8 14. g4 [14. c4 Qc8 ] f6 [14 ... Qc8!? =] 15. Nh4 Bf7 16. c4 [16. Nf5 Be6 ] g6 17. Ng2 Ng7 18. Ne3 Ne6 19. Nf3 Nc5 20. Qc2 Be8 21. b4 Ne6 22. b5 Kh8 23. a4 [23. Nd5 Rf7 ] Rg8 24. Nd5 Rg7 25. Be3 Qc8 26. Kh2 g5 27. Nxe7 [27. a5!? h5 28. Rh1 Bg6 ] Rxe7 28. Ng1 [28. c5 dc 29. Bxc5 Rg7 ] h5 29. f3 Rh7 30. Kg2 hg 31. hg Nf4+ 32. Bxf4 exf4 33. Ne2 Bf7 34. Rh1 Qg8 [34 ... Qe8 35. Nc3 Rxh1 36. Rxh1+ Kg8 37. Nd5 Bxd5 38. exd5 ] 35. Rxh7+ Kxh7 36. Rc1 ab 37. ab [37. Rh1+ Kg7 38. Nd4 ] Ra5? [37 ... Ra7 38. Rh1+ Kg7 39. Nd4 ] 39. Nd4?? [38. e5+ Bg6 39. Qd2 and White can celebrate victory ] Qa8 [ ] 39. Qe2 Ra2 40. Rc2 Ra1 41. Nb3 Ra3 42. Nd2 Qa7 43. Qf2 Qa4 44. Nb1 [44. Rb2!? ] Ra1 45. Nc3 Qxc4 46. Nd5 [46. b6 Qxc6 47. bc Qxc7 48. Nb5 =] Qxb5 [ ] 47. Nxc7?? [47. Ra2 Rxa2 48. Qxa2 Qxc6 49. Nxf6+ Kg6 50. Qb2 ] Qb1 0-1.

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  tpstar: tpstar-ThomasR (FICS 2/6/06): 1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bg4 5. d5 a6 6. Ba4 b5 7. dxc6 bxa4 8. c4 Nf6 9. Nc3 Rb8!? 10. Qxa4 Ra8 11. Nd2 and White won (1-0).
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  tpstar: tpstar-oasnjkdlv (FICS 4/15/06): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. d4 Bg4 5. d5 Bxf3 6. gxf3 a6 7. Ba4 b5 8. dxc6 bxa4 9. c4 Nf6 10. Qxa4 g6 11. Nc3 Bg7 12. Bg5 0-0 13. Nd5 h6 14. Bxf6 (14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Bxh6 wins a Pawn) Bxf6 15. Ke2 Ra7!? 16. Qc2 (16. b4) Qe8?? 17. Nxf6+ 1-0.
Dec-13-06  HARDVARK: Thanks for the useful info Tpstar, which I only saw after (!) the conclusion of a recent e-mail game (I was white), identical to tpstar-Thomas & the Reti game up to move 8.c4 when Nge7 was played. Then continuing 9.Qa4 Bf3 10.gf3 g6 (an attempted improvement on Spielmanns Ng6) 11.Nc3 Bg7 12.Be3 O-O 13.O-O-O! Qb8 14.c5! Black lashed out with ....d5 15.ed5 e4 16.fe4 Bc3 17.bc3 but to no avail as the ending after ....Qb5 18.Qb5 ab5 19.Rd2 Ra3 20.Bf4! Rc3ch 21.Rc2 Rc2 22.Kc2 was easily winning for white. Depending on where you start the initial search position from, my database indicated this line was OK for black (2.5/4), but practice says otherwise: the black position is miserable & without any real counterplay.
Jan-13-15  TheBish: Two connected passed pawns on the sixth rank... that's the stuff of dreams!!
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