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Milan Vidmar vs Richard Reti
Kaschau (1918), Kaschau (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>.
Feb-12-21  Stolzenberg: 55. Rg2 g5 56. f4 gxf4 and the threat 57. ... f3 would be very strong.

Btw, it was the last round in the tournament and in order to share the first place with Reti, Vidmar had to win this game, a draw would not have helped.

Apr-27-22  Herr Stauffenberg: Desde el intercambio de Dama en 23, la partida ya ven�a cerr�ndose y este cambio sello el juego cerrado.

�Y si en lugar de 32. Axg5 jugaba cxb?

A partir de 34 la partida amenaza con tablas pues las blancas descubren la peligrosidad del escaque d3.

En la jugada 37 blancas podr�a haber buscado tablas pero su error consisti� en seguir jugando. Creo que Vidmar subestim� a Reti. Rechazar unas posibles tablas le cost� la partida.

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