Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Savielly Tartakower vs Richard Reti
Vienna (1908), Vienna AUH, rd 11, Apr-06
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 45 more Tartakower/Reti games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: The Olga viewer allows you to get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" link on the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-06-05  paladin at large: The first meeting (in the DB) of two evenly matched young bucks. Steady pressure by Tartakower all the way - Réti is too cramped at the end for effective defence.
Sep-06-05  euripides: <evenly matched> Reti scored 1 and a half points in this tournament and finished last. There's hope for us all.
Sep-06-05  paladin at large: Yes, evenly matched - Réti beat Tartakower in 1910 and scored +12 -10 = 13 over twenty years against him. They were both probably quite nervous in this tournament.
Sep-07-05  euripides: I think Reti simply wasn't very strong yet. It was his first international tournament - he had done reasonably in the Hungarian championship and in a small tournament in Prague. At this stage Tartakower was much more experienced. As you say, Reti caught up quickly thereafter and I agree they're well-matched over their lives as a whole.
Mar-01-06  Mating Net: This game is an excellent example of a transposition from a quiet, dull opening, the Symmetrical English, into a sharp tactical battle, the Sicilian.

As an English Opening player, I try and steer the game into these kind of lines when Black replies 1...c5 as the resulting positions are anything but quiet positional struggles, which is probably what Black wanted when he played 1...c5.

In this game, Tartakower put the Maroczy bind and the resulting space advantage to great use and finally forced his way into the Black camp with decisive effect.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Symmetrical Maroczy Bind
from English Opening Games by Mating Net
franskfranz's favorite games as white
by franskfranz
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General
from ANNOTATED GAMES by gambitfan
English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1-0 Stockfish notes
from 99 1900s Grandmasters Annointed Jack by fredthebear
Round 11 (Monday, April 6)
from Vienna 1908 by Phony Benoni
English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 1-0 Stockfish notes
from Drury Called Upon Fredthebear by fredthebear
maroczy bind
from SICILIAN DEFENCE by Monono27
Symmetrical Variation. General
1.c4 spotted Fredthebear
by mneuwirth
1.c4 spotted Fredthebear
by Patca63
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 54
by 0ZeR0

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC