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Richard Reti vs Edgar Colle
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 4, Apr-20
Hungarian Opening: Slav Formation (A00)  ·  0-1

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Jun-11-03
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  Honza Cervenka: 28.Kd2 was a blunder. Reti overlooked 28...Nf3+! which could have been followed by 29.exf3 Rh2+ 30.Kc1 Qe2 and white cannot prevent the mate.
Jun-11-03  Ezely Nakhdov: Honza, where does white go to stop Nf3+? Kd1?
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  Honza Cervenka: If 28.Kd1, then 28...Nf3 again. Maybe 28.Qe4 is the right move.
Jan-07-07  notyetagm: <Honza Cervenka: 28.Kd2 was a blunder. Reti overlooked 28...Nf3+! which could have been followed by 29.exf3 Rh2+ 30.Kc1 Qe2 and white cannot prevent the mate.>

Yes, 28 ... ♘f3+! is a lovely <LINE-OPENING SACRIFICE> that allows Black to double his queen and rook on the 7th rank after 29 exf3 ♖h2+ 30 ♔c1 ♕e2, creating unstoppable mating threats along White's second rank.

Aug-09-09  birthtimes: After Black's 12th move, Lasker notes, "White has a fair position. He might now continue with 13. Rfe1, safeguard by a3, contend for central points such as d4; in brief aim for small gains.

But he now conceives the ambitious plan of gaining a decisive advantage on b6. He succeeds, but in justice [i.e., proportionately] his opponent obtains counter action on the other wing."

Lasker's Manual of Chess, 1960, p. 252.

Aug-09-09  birthtimes: After Black's 16th move, Lasker comments, "But now Black wants to annihilate his opponent outright. With 16...Bxg2 17. Kxg2 the [Black] Queen was free, then 17...h4 18. Qe3 Qd8, and Black has a favourable position."

ibid.

Aug-09-09  birthtimes: After Black's 25th move, Lasker notes, "Impossible to find a safe retreat for the White King and therefore as long as the Queens stay on the board Black has a good fighting chance.

The normal, patient, suitable continuation for White would have been 26. Rg2 Nf3+ 27. Kf2 Ne5 and perhaps 28. Qd4 Rh3 with a difficult game for either party. But White judges that he has a big advantage, looks for a winning combination, and too easily persuades himself that he has discovered it."

ibid., pp. 252-253.

Sep-13-13  parisattack: <Honza Cervenka: If 28.Kd1, then 28...Nf3 again. Maybe 28.Qe4 is the right move.>

Tartakower notes 28.. Qe4, Qb3 'with a formidable attack' and gives two lines.

Reinfeld suggests Reti was "doubtless pressed for time..."

At Baden-Baden Reti played 1. g3 every game as white (according to Reinfeld).

Feb-27-21  SymphonicKnight: Except for the games against Carls, Marshall, and Rubinstein, where Reti actually opened with 1.c4 instead of 1.g3, which he did play the first 7 white games. This was probably because he was having a relatively poor tournament, coming in =11th-13th places, unusually poor for him (50%), and the attempt to change it up was made in his last white games. Reinfeld was mistaken, but Reti still played the first 7 games with 1.g3.

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