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Richard Reti vs Rudolf Spielmann
Vienna (1928), Vienna AUT, rd 9
French Defense: Advance Variation. Paulsen Attack (C02)  ·  1-0

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Jul-20-05
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  ray keene: shd be compared with alekhine -nimzwitsch san remo 1930-same pinning motif
Aug-06-05  blackjacki2: shouldn't black have used his 19th move to unpin his queen? Or perhaps 19...a5 has a greater purpose than I am able to unearth?
Oct-30-06  Dick Brain: <blackjacki2> well yes, he certainly should have. The purpose of ...a5 was to be able to play Qb7 without worrying about it being molested there with Ba6.

But that was a luxury Spielmann could not afford.

Maybe there is a good psychological explanation for why such a blunder could have been made by two great players.

Feb-03-13  IndigoViolet: <It was played in the 9th round of the Hakoah tournament at Vienna in 1928.>

Hakoah Vienna (German: Sport Club Hakoah Wien; Hakoah means "the power" in Hebrew ) was an Austrian sports club.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakoah...

Nov-20-17
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Indeed, this more famous game is very similar Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930
Oct-21-20
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  FSR: Belatedly responding to <Dick Brain> and <blackjacki2>: after 19.Rc3 Black was already busted, e.g. 19...Qb7 20.Rfc1 and now 20...R(either) c8 is met by 21.Ba6, while a knight move, e.g. 20...Na5, is met by 21.Rc7 forking queen and knight.

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