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Akiba Rubinstein vs Richard Reti
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 4, Mar-11
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D71)  ·  1-0



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Jun-16-04  Swindler: After 6...♘b4 Kmoch gives the variation 7.♕a4+ ♘c6 8.d5 b5! as good for Black, and calls it the Kieler trap. What is so dangerous about this trap? I fail to see it.
Jun-16-04  Brian Watson: Did a google search, got one hit. The trap is given for a related position arising from the Scandinavian. Note 7..Nc6 is 7..N8c6, not 7..N4c6. The analysis analysis from the other site doesn't apply exactly here, but it goes something like:

6..Nb4 7.Qa4+ N8c6 8.d5 b5 9.Qxb5 (9.Qb3? Nd4) Nc2+:

if 10.Ke2 there is the fork
if 10.Kf1 the knight at c6 can't be taken b/c ..Qd8#
if 10.Kd2 the d5 pawn is pinned
(10.Kd2 Bd7 11.Kxc2 Nd4+; 10.Kd2 Bd7 11.dxc6 Bxc6+)

Jun-16-04  Swindler: OK, I read the annotations slopily and thought that it was the b4 knight that was supposed to move to c6, which changes the picture.

Thanks for the variations! I also looked up the site on Google now.

Jun-17-04  Brian Watson: My pleasure. I was intrigued by this opening trap.
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  patzer2: White's 38. Bxg6+ decides the game with a simple deflection ,via removing the guard tactic.
Aug-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Rubinstein vs Reti, 1926.
Your score: 78 (par = 65)


PS. Par is now 66.

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  plang: 6..Nb4 was a new move - now it is one of the main lines.

This game was instructive for me as I would have been worried (after 10 Nbc3) about Black infiltrating on f3 but Kmoch shows that this is not a problem for White at all.

11..Qf6? was a careless move and Black was clearly worse after 12 f3. 15..Qd8 would have been a tougher defense. 33 Rxe6?..Rxe6 34 Bd5..Bc6! would have given away White's advantage.

Not a good effort by Reti.

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