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Richard Reti vs Rudolf Spielmann
Trencianske Teplice (1928), Trencianske Teplice CSR, rd 9, May-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  1-0

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Feb-28-04  Benjamin Lau: This is one of my favorite games, here are some annotations from <GMs Larry Parr and Lev Alburt>:

8...a6?

"Black should instead opt for the freeing manuever of 8...dxc4 9. Bxc3 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. o-o Nxc3 12. Qxc3 b6"

15...b5

"If 15...Qxa3, White wins the queen by 16. Ra1"

16...Nf8

"It would be too dangerous to waste time grabbing the pawn on a3"

18. f4!

"The idea is to open the f-file for White's Rook and to increase the scope of the Bishop on a2 against e6 and f7."

22. Rxf8+!

"This sacrifice is meant to destroy the single piece guarding such sensitive Kingisde squares as g6 and h7. Watch how White soon invades the Kingside once this knight is gone."

24. Ba2!

"Beautiful bishop play. Now the pieec will go to b1 to form a Queen-and-Bishop battery against h7 to drive the Black King out into the open."

27. Bxg7!

"On 27...Qxg7, White plays 28. Rf1, winning the queen."

31...Qd6+

"Checkmate is coming up."

Aug-16-04  misguidedaggression: At first I thought 24.Ba2 was an error, but then I realized that after 24.Qg6 threatening 25.Qxg7#, 25.Bxg7#, and 25.Qxh6# Black can hold on with 24...Rf6! leading to a pawn down B + R endgame.

Also, I don't see an immediate mate for white on 31.Qd6+ Ke8 (There is one on Kf7 though), Allthough 32.Bg6+ Rf7 33.Bxf7+ Kxf7 34.Qf6+ Ke8 35.Qe6+ Kd8 36.Bc7+ does win the queen. Uunless I missed a mate somewhere.)

Oct-30-10
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  Sastre: As <misguidedaggression> has noted, after 24.Qg6, Black can play 24...Rf6. There is no mate in two. Nevertheless White still has good winning chances after <25.Bxf6 Qxf6 26.Qxf6 gxf6 27.Rf1 Kg7 28.Rf3>, with the idea of the rook penetrating on the open g-file.
Oct-30-10  sevenseaman: <misguidedaggression> I had the exact same line of thought till I came up to read your comment. 24. Qg6 is a big temptation but the best defence has the refutation.
Feb-06-15  RookFile: By move 20, white's attack already looks devastating. It's understandable that black brings the queen back with ...Qd8 (otherwise he'll get plowed over on the kingside) but it's also an admission that black's earlier play was mistaken.
Feb-06-15  Alblitz: I love that pawn f5 move! It is energetic and it pries open the f file and bishop and queen diagonals for a great attack.

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