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Milan Vidmar vs Richard Reti
Kassa (1918), Kassa (Kosice) AUH, rd 11, Aug-19
Queen Pawn Game: London System: Poisoned Pawn Variation (D02)  ·  0-1



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Sep-08-05  paladin at large: Strong endgame play by Réti as he takes over most of the board. 33.....Nf4 supported by the rook radiates power and 34.....b3 locks in the white bishop.

55. g5 is a blunder by Vidmar, who otherwise does not make a good impression here.

Kosice must have been a miserable place in 1918.

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  NM JRousselle: 55 g5 is NOT a blunder.

If White plays Rg2, then Black plays g5! and White is in Zugzwang.

May-25-13  Brian.elkhoury: If 55.Rg2 g5! wouldn't 56.f4?! break the zugzwang and create a promising pass pawn? <NM JRousselle>.

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