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Alexander Alekhine vs Richard Reti
Bad Pistyan (1922), Piestany CSR, rd 19, Apr-28
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Gypsy: One of the decisive games of Piestany, 1922.
See Przepiorka vs Alekhine, 1922.
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  Gypsy: <27...Bf1!> Of course, very weak would been 27.b3 Rd2 28.Ra1... Black is now better. He can play both Rd2 and Bxa2, gain a pawn, and then work on converting the pawn advantage on the Queen's wing. However, because Euwe just resigned to Bogolubov, by which the latter gained the sole first place in the tournament, Black here accepted the draw. <Reti>
Apr-09-09  Calli: The game ended on 27...Bf1. At that point, Reti is a pawn down. He will soon regain the pawn, in the variations given by <Gypsy> or shown by the extra moves in the CG score.
Apr-09-09  Granny O Doul: Perhaps White's tenth was actually b3. Otherwise, 15.Qxb4!! was a rather sad missed opportunity.
Apr-09-09  Calli: <Granny O Doul> Good Point! The real move was, in fact, 10.Qd3. Maybe I need to send in a new score for this one.
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  vonKrolock: <15.♕c4>

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Starting wiht the fine <15...♗g4>!! Reti gives a very impressive demonstration of how the immaterial play of the pieces can be worth a whole ♙... Of course Alekhine was not greedy - to grab the ♙ was his best option there - moreover, a last round decisive game, in such situations one would always avoid hazardous play, right? - Very pleasant how the black pieces suddenly storms over the same 'c2' square, first <16...♘c2> and then <22...♖c2>!

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