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Richard Reti vs Hans Fahrni
19th DSB Congress, Mannheim (1914), Mannheim GER, rd 1, Jul-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  1-0



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Dec-06-05  notsodeepthought: All true - but ... a4 did not help. Perhaps 32 ... Rf8 might have held on longer.
Jun-30-06  Maynard5: Note how 25. h3 prepares the ensuing combination. The key to victory here, however, is White's control of the c-file. Another interesting game with this theme is Alekhine versus Yates, 1922, in which White wins by controlling the c-file and occupying the strong square e5.
Sep-12-08  sneaky pete: If 32... Rf8 33.Qc7 Rg8 34.Qxa5 .. winning.
Sep-09-09  Kasparkov: 33... Qg6 is better..


34. Qg5 - Bxg7
35. Rxg7 - Rxc8

this is analyzed by: Deep Shredder 11..

Aug-19-20  Amarande: The Be5, King in the corner, and Queen that can reach g6 meant the mating pattern from Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1928 came quickly to mind.

Wait, Black's Queen guards that ... Can we deflect her? Sure can. Bam. Rxc8, 1-0.

Aug-19-20  thegoodanarchist: A neat display of the attacking possibilities in middle games with opposite color bishops.
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  al wazir: What a beautiful combination. I totally missed the threat of the mate on h6.
Aug-19-20  mel gibson: I didn't see this one.
I should have looked longer.

Stockfish 11 says mate in 25:

33. Rxc8

(33. Rxc8 (♖b8xc8 ♕e8-f7 ♖c8-c7 ♕f7-f5 ♕c2-c6 ♕f5-b1+ ♔g1-h2 ♔h8-h7 ♕c6-b7 ♕b1-g6 ♕b7xb5 ♖g8-f8 ♕b5-b7 ♖f8-f6 ♕b7-b8 ♕g6-f7 ♖c7xf7 ♖f6xf7 ♕b8-e8 ♖f7-b7 ♕e8xe6 ♖b7-a7 ♔h2-g1 a4-a3 ♗e5-f4 h6-h5 ♕e6-f5+ ♔h7-g8 ♕f5xd5+ ♔g8-h7 ♗f4-b8 ♖a7-e7 ♕d5-g5 ♖e7-e6 ♕g5-f5+ ♖e6-g6 ♗b8-f4 h5-h4 ♔g1-h2 ♔h7-g8 ♕f5xg6 ♔g8-f8 ♗f4-d6+ ♔f8-g8 ♗d6xa3 ♔g8-h8 ♗a3-f8 ♔h8-g8 ♕g6xg7+) +M25/70 424)

Aug-19-20  Walter Glattke: White wins 2 pawns with 33.Qc7 Qf8 34.Bxg7+ Rxg7 (34.-Kh7 35.Be5+) 35.Qxc8 Qxc8 36.Rxc8+ Rg8 or Kh7 37.Rd6. White wins a pawn with 33.Rxb5 and little advantage. 33.Rxc8 leads the queen off from guarding g6, 33.-Qxc8 34.Qg6 threatens mate by Qxh6. 34.-Qc7 35.Qxh6# or 34.-Rd8 35.Qxc7# 34.-Qc1+ 35.Kh2 Qxe3 36.fxe3 h5 37.Qh6#
Aug-19-20  Brenin: Monday easy? Qg6, if the Black Q doesn't cover that square, leads to mate by Qxh6 (or Qxg7 if the R moves), so play Rxc8 first, and win a piece.
Aug-19-20  saturn2: 33. Rxc8 Qxc8 34. Qg6 and black cannot defend h6
Aug-19-20  timote77: very elegant and beautiful
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Aside from the winning move, check out 19.b5. Reti could have kept his extra pawn but valued the initiative more, using the tempi Black spent regaining and protecting the pawn to dominate the c-file.
Aug-19-20  morfishine: After <33. Rxc8 Qxc8 > White plays <34.Qg6> and Black has no defense against Qxh6+
Aug-19-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Easiest puzzle of the week so far? :)

Classic backwards solve: White would like to play Qg6. So what makes that possible? Rxc8 does. Is there anything Black can do to torpedo White's plan? No, there isn't. Done and done.

Aug-19-20  goodevans: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Easiest puzzle of the week so far?>

l reckon so. So easy that I had to check I hadn't missed something. l hadn't.

The week seems to be going backwards so far. Maybe by Sunday it'll be mate in 1?

Aug-19-20  malt: White wins a piece with 33.R:c8

(33...Q:c8 34.Qg6 Qc1+ 35.Kh2 Qc2 36.Q:c2 )

Black has to covers the g6 square with 33...Qf7, 34.Rc5

Aug-19-20  agb2002: The white bishop pins the pawn on g7 so that its colleague on h6 is momentarily defenseless. Therefore, 33.Rxc8 and if 33... Qxc8 then 34.Qg6 and mate in three.
Aug-19-20  TheaN: The relatively famous Pg7 pin is already ongoing in this position, so wanting to play Qg6 is immediately apparent. Is it not that White has one move that completely cripples Black with this in mind, given <33.Rxc8 +-> with 33....Qxc8 34.Qg6 Qc1+ 35.Kh2 and #2. Somewhat simple Wednesday, whether you go left (play Rxc8 first, find Qg6 after) or right (spot the Qg6 idea, play Rxc8 to execute).
Aug-19-20  lost in space: What <morfishine> said. Too easy for Wednesday
Aug-19-20  AlicesKnight: Perhaps a bit familiar? Rxc8 and if Back recaptures then Qg6 and mate in a couple of moves, otherwise White is a piece up and still has some attack.
Aug-19-20  Whitehat1963: Totally chess blind. That the g7 pawn was paralyzed should have occurred to me, but I didn’t see how to exploit it.
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  chrisowen: Now baby rc8 yes no? Heard you've been looking for me no?
Aug-19-20  morfishine: <lost in space> Good to see you!
Aug-19-20  messachess: Did not get this one for a while. Deflection from Q-g6, and Black cannot prevent Qxh6 mate.
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