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Richard Reti vs Frank Marshall
Baden-Baden (1925), Baden-Baden GER, rd 19, May-11
English Opening: General (A10)  ·  1-0



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Mar-08-05  Jaymthegenius: Quite a game by Reti! Knows how to create possitional and exploit weaknesses quite well!
Mar-08-05  Everett: I think this transposes into a QID
Mar-08-05  Jaymthegenius: And if you look at the endgame you would notice that Reti is distincly superior to Marshall.
Mar-08-05  Everett: 26. Nd3 is a stellar move. I'm not sure if the endgame is played perfectly, but Reti's 26th is a keeper.
Mar-08-05  aw1988: Nd3 is witty indeed, although not too hard to spot.
Mar-08-05  Everett: Not easy for me, at least.
Mar-08-05  aw1988: What move would you consider?
Mar-08-05  Everett: without thinking too much, retreating the queen to c3 and then up to c6. Nd3 is better, I see now.
Mar-08-05  Calli: A beautiful ending by Reti. Can't see anything to save Marshall. Earlier, though, he should sccept the sacrifice 27...Rxe5 which at least gives him a fighting chance.
Mar-15-05  Jaymthegenius: Also, I've played a game on, I was wondering how my opponent could have gotten an advantage (I know I was worse at some point)

Here is another as black (I use "antipositional defense to strengthen my possition)

[Event "Chess21"]
[Site ""]
[Date "06-feb-2005 14:26:17"]
[White "polat"]
[Black "jaymthegenius"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2223"]
[BlackElo "2282"]
[TimeControl "10/0"]

1. d2-d4 Ng8-f6 2. c2-c4 g7-g6 3. Nb1-c3 Bf8-g7 4. e2-e4 d7-d6 5. Ng1-f3 0-0 6. Bf1-e2 e7-e5 7. 0-0 Nb8-c6 8. Bc1-e3 (8.d5 is what I would play as white) Nf6-g4 9. Be3-g5 f7-f6 (Fritz say's 9...f6?? (Nf6 better, but I like the knight where it was) 10. Bg5-h4 e5xd4 11. Nf3xd4 Nc6xd4 12. Qd1xd4 Bc8-e6 13. Qd4-d1 Qd8-d7 14. Nc3-d5 g6-g5 15. Bh4-g3 f6-f5 16. e4xf5 Be6xf5 17. Nd5xc7 Qd7xc7 18. Be2xg4 Qc7xc4 19. Bg4xf5 Rf8xf5 20. Ra1-c1 Qc4xa2 21. b2-b3 Rf5-b5 22. Qd1-g4 Qa2xb3 23. Rc1-c8 Ra8xc8 24. Qg4xc8 Kg8-f7 25. Qc8-d7 Kf7-g6 26. f2-f4 Rb5-f5 27. Qd7xd6 Bg7-f6 28. f4xg5 Rf5xf1 29. Kg1xf1 Qb3-c4 30. Kf1-e1 Kg6xg5 31. h2-h4 Kg5-f5 32. Qd6-d7 Qc4-e6 33. Qd7xe6 Kf5xe6 34. Bg3-f2 a7-a5 35. Ke1-d2 b7-b5 36. Kd2-c2 a5-a4 37. h4-h5 Ke6-d5 38. Kc2-b1 Kd5-c4 39. Kb1-a2 b5-b4 40. Bf2-e1 b4-b3 41. Ka2-a3 Bf6-e7 42. Ka3-b2 a4-a3 43. Kb2-b1 a3-a2 44. Kb1-b2 Be7-f6 0-1 This opponent was very tough, but the passed pawns helped me alot.

Mar-15-05  AgentRgent: <Jaymthegenius> Why did you post your game here? What's the connection to the Reti-Marshall game above?
Mar-16-05  Jaymthegenius: The connection is you can see some of Reti's princuples going to work in my game.
Mar-16-05  AgentRgent: <Jaymthegenius> Umkay.. perhaps it would have been a bit more apparent if you'd posted on a game where Reti was Black, or even on Reti's page.
Mar-11-07  Fast Gun: A knight for all seasons!! Reti shows the knight with it's full range of powers, by restraining the b-pawn while supporting the advance of his own d-pawn. Is the bishop really stronger than the knight in the endgame?
Apr-07-09  bengalcat47: White's "star move" to win here is 56. Kf3. By gaining the "distant opposition" White forces the game. He will either win the g-pawn or succeed in queening his last remaining pawn.
Nov-26-10  TheRavenPK: Great great endgame skills by a man who teaches me playing chess even after more than 80 years after his death. I live in a city where Réti was born and as a chess player I am really proud of him.
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  plang: Marshall probably should have played ..c5 before Reti put his rook on d1. After the clever 12 Ne1 White gains a positional advantage as he is threatening to win a piece with e4 since ..Nb4 would now lose material with the White queen protected. White could have played 17 Rxd5 or 17 a3 leading to the gain of the d-pawn but, instead, continued to play positionally. Reti's follow-up to the pretty 26 Nd3! was the overly cute 27 g4?! which gave Marshall the opportunity to play 27..Rxe5 28 Nxd5..Qe6 29 Nxd7..Ne8 30 Nb8..fxg with unclear prospects. Marshall missed this, however, and after playing 27..fxg? instead ended up in a losing endgame.
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  sachistu: According to the tournament book, White played 53.Kf3. After 53...g6 54.Kg4, the same position as the one on this site is reached. Reinfeld devoted some analysis to this ending in BCM, 1940, p.113-114, also giving 53.Kf3.

It might seem a trivial point, but Reinfeld pointed out that after 53...Kf5 (instead of ...g6), the Black King could not play ...Kg6 or ...Kg5 as the d-pawn would advance and promote.

In the tournament book, Tartakower points out Black could not play 55...Kg6 for the same reason as above.

I'll submit a correction slip.

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