Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Richard Reti vs Rudolf Spielmann
Vienna (1928), Vienna AUT, rd 9, Mar-09
French Defense: Advance Variation. Paulsen Attack (C02)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 41 more Reti/Spielmann games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: shd be compared with alekhine -nimzwitsch san remo 1930-same pinning motif
Aug-06-05  blackjacki2: shouldn't black have used his 19th move to unpin his queen? Or perhaps 19...a5 has a greater purpose than I am able to unearth?
Oct-30-06  Dick Brain: <blackjacki2> well yes, he certainly should have. The purpose of ...a5 was to be able to play Qb7 without worrying about it being molested there with Ba6.

But that was a luxury Spielmann could not afford.

Maybe there is a good psychological explanation for why such a blunder could have been made by two great players.

Feb-03-13  IndigoViolet: <It was played in the 9th round of the Hakoah tournament at Vienna in 1928.>

Hakoah Vienna (German: Sport Club Hakoah Wien; Hakoah means "the power" in Hebrew ) was an Austrian sports club.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: Indeed, this more famous game is very similar Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Belatedly responding to <Dick Brain> and <blackjacki2>: after 19.Rc3 Black was already busted, e.g. 19...Qb7 20.Rfc1 and now 20...R(either) c8 is met by 21.Ba6, while a knight move, e.g. 20...Na5, is met by 21.Rc7 forking queen and knight.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
French Def: Advance. Paulsen Attk 8.Be2 Nge7 (C02) 1-0outnumber
from 1920s Roar by Fredthebear by fredthebear
French Def: Advance. Paulsen Attk 8.Be2 Nge7 (C02) 1-0outnumber
from Pins Ins and Outs, ECO C French & K's Gambit by marchipan
by DukeTricolor16
French Def: Advance. Paulsen Attk 8.Be2 Nge7 (C02) 1-0outnumber
from Fast French Kisses For Fredthebear 21 & Over by fredthebear
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 6
by 0ZeR0
8. Advance. Paulsen Attack. Battery.
from French. Advanced. by PinkLedDoor
by zentovic
french study
by jake1

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC