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Johann Nepomuk Berger vs Richard Reti
Vienna (1908), Vienna AUH, rd 5, Mar-28
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0



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  fredthebear: Richard Reti was about 19 years old, and new to the international tournament seen. Berger is a grizzled veteran of chess.

Here, White gains time on the Black queen as she tries to defend. She moves about to maintain the defense, but White is improving his pieces all the while. 24.Rd7 will lead to a gain of material.

"The queen is a brilliant attacker, but a poor defender. It is far too valuable to effectively defend other pieces. It can be compared to a bicycle lock made of gold. No golden lock would prevent your bike from being stolen. Quite the opposite: the thieves would steal your bicycle far quicker – and the lock as well." -- Jan Markos, ChessBase article

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  fredthebear: Correction: "scene" was misspelled above, and the deletion time limit has passed. How about some movie scenes of chess? How many of these movies have you seen?
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  Honza Cervenka: 21...Ne4 was quite dubious move but 22...Rxe4 was a blunder. Of course, 22...Qxe4 was necessary.
Sep-15-23  Mathematicar: Colle system really flourished those years.

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