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Richard Reti vs Gyula Breyer
Budapest (1918)
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit Accepted (C32)  ·  1-0

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Apr-18-04  jaime gallegos: Reti played 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ! many times ... see also Reti vs Spielmann 1912
May-11-05  Runemaster: Take that! Reti serves up a right royal feast of a beating here.

I find it remarkable, as <jaime> notes above, that Reti played the King's Gambit so often - like a lot of people, I suppose, I tend to associate him only with the "hypermodern" openings.

May-11-05
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  Gypsy: <Runemaster,jaime¬†gallegos> In 1912, Reti played in Abbazia -- it was a thematic tournament dedicated to KGA. As for the Reti System and his flank openings in general, those date to Reti games of 1923/24.
May-11-05  azaris: So are these the first instances of Abbazia Defense?

E Cohn vs M Lowtzky, 1912
Leonhardt vs M Lowtzky, 1912

May-11-05  Runemaster: Thanks, <Gypsy>, but the database shows that Reti played the King's Gambit quite a number of times before and after 1912.

<Azaris>, staying with Reti, the database describes a game of his against Tartakover from 1910 as an Abbazia defence.

May-11-05
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  Gypsy: <Runemaster, azaris> I pointed out the nature Abbazia tournament to give a context of Reti's erudition in KG, as well as the context of his further evolution.

The way I understand it, Abbazia (Opatia) is the place where the merits of Abazzia defense first realy came to appereciation and acclaim. It got thorough testing by tactical greats such as Spielmann (1), Duras (2), E.Cohn and Reti (3-4), ...

As a side note: probably even more rurprising than young Reti's foundness for KG is that KG was Rubinstein's changeup opening; the only one he used as white after 1. e4 e5.

Apr-03-10  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Gmaes where both kings' safety is neglected are always fun to watch, but they are rarely long.

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