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Bogoljubov / Reti / Spielmann vs Englund / Jacobson / Nyholm / Olson
"We Three Kings" (game of the day Dec-24-2016)
Stockholm (1919), Stockholm SWE
King's Gambit: Accepted. Breyer Gambit (C33)  ·  1-0



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Aug-01-04  HailM0rphy: Intresting game..This patzer with one game in DB got to live quite an experience playing against 3 of the best players in the world in a consul. game..

Starts getting bad around move 17 when all whites pieces are primed and developed and black..well.. 17 or 19 Re8 mighta been better to relieve some of the tension, but hes perrty gone by then anyway. Finish is Kxg7 Qg5 Bg6 (f8 & h8 lead to mate in 1&2) h5 and and blacks done right?

Aug-01-04  HSOL: Jacobson & Englund are two common surnames in Sweden. So my guess is it is two people and the N stands for and. Englund possibly the one with the Englund gambit.
Apr-13-06  MorphyMatt: And just who picked 3. Qf3?!
Apr-13-06  korger: <This patzer with one game in DB got to live quite an experience playing against 3 of the best players in the world in a consul. game..>

It's pretty unlikely that Bogoljubov had to team up with Reti and Spielmann against an unknown patzer. This is much more likely to be a simul, where the three GMs were taking rounds one after the other. I understand this approach was popular at that time... Read also my comment for Zambelly vs Maroczy, 1897

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  Gypsy: This indeed is a consultation game: The Black team was composed of <Englund, Jacobson, Nyholm, and Olson>. The game can be found publihed in Reti, 'New Ideas'.
Apr-14-06  ahmadov: It is always easier to play alone than in a team.
Jun-08-06  GufeldStudent: Still, the white team seems to be overwhelmingly stronger than the black. I mean Jesus, three of the greatest chess players against average master/experts of the era!
Jun-08-06  ughaibu: I think they got good value, would you turn down a chance to play Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik in consultation?
Nov-06-09  sneaky pete: After 24.. Kxg7 not 25.Qg5+ .. but 25.Qe7+ .. and # next move.
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  Phony Benoni: The final combination reminds me a bit of Euwe vs Reti, 1920

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<19...Bxg2+ 20.Kxg2 Qg4+ 21.Kf1 Qf3+ 22.Ke1 Qf2#>

Dec-24-16  nalinw: Nice pun - the game actually ends with a "gift". Season's greeting to all.
Dec-24-16  Robyn Hode: Not sure if it was Reti who moved second. It would seem it was Spielmann since it was a King's Gambit.
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  perfidious: <Robyn Hode: Not sure if it was Reti who moved second. It would seem it was Spielmann since it was a King's Gambit.>

I to the contrary am not certain that it was <not> Reti who made that second move; even when one excludes Abbazia 1912, he adopted the gambit a fair amount in his day:

Dec-24-16  RandomVisitor: After 19.h4

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<0.00/37 19...Rae8 20.h5 Bxc2 21.Rf2 b5 22.Qxf7+> Rxf7 23.Rxf7 Qd8 24.Rfe7+ Kf8 25.Rf7+ Kg8

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  louispaulsen88888888: Looks like the amateurs were holding their own until they went pawn grabbing. Instead of BxP, maybe QR-K1 is in order. On move 19.

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