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Alfred Teller vs Richard Reti
"Teller: I've Been Delayed, but I'm Getting Reti" (game of the day Mar-13-2020)
Hastings (1926/27), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-30
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D74)  ·  1-0



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Jul-03-06  thatsmate: Can someone explain to me why 57. ...Kf8 doesnt draw/ win for black? I see 57. Kf8. Now white can't move his bishop and pushing the pawn would be stupid, so white's king must move, say 58. Ke8. Black responds with 58. ...h3. Then white has no realistic other choice but to push his pawn, so 59. f7, leading to 59. ...a3. Then white is at a loss- it cannot move any of its peices without losing.

What am I not seeing?

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  Honza Cervenka: <I see 57. Kf8. Now white can't move his bishop...> Of course, he can move his Bishop on b1 and a2. It is sufficient. Black will run out with Pawn moves pretty soon. The game could continue 57...Kf8 58.Kg6 h3 59.f7 a3 60.Bb1 a2 (or 60...Ke7 61.Kg7 and 62.f8=Q) 61.Bxa2 b1=Q+ 62.Bxb1 Ke7 63.Kg7 etc.
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  al wazir: Placing the ♗ on a2 where it could both block black's Q-side ♙s and control f7 and g8 was ingenious, but I don't think it's necessary. Keeping it on the f1-a6 diagonal is sufficient to win.
Mar-13-20  jith1207: <Keeping it on the f1-a6 diagonal is sufficient to win>:

I don't think I get this. How will that help prevent Black's a3 pawn from promoting to a queen?

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  piltdown man: Good pun, if somewhat laboured.
Mar-13-20  lentil: I was thinking 45 ... e5 to swap off the W f-pawn and leave W with the wrong-colored rook pawn. (46 fe Kxe5) but 46 f5 e4 47 Bb7+ Ke5 48 Bxe5 and I think the W king can hold the pawns; he can abandon the B because if Black captures it, the W f-pawn is free.
Mar-13-20  RandomVisitor: After 17.Rac1 black likely has an even game.

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<44/67 03:01 +0.13 17...Bd7 18.Bg5 Rxc1> 19.Rxc1 Nc5 20.Qc2 Qxa2 21.b4 Qxc2 22.Rxc2 Ne6 23.Bxe7 a5 24.bxa5 bxa5 25.Nf6+ Bxf6 26.Bxf6 a4 27.Bf1 Ra8 28.f3 a3 29.Ra2 Ra4 30.Be7 Nd4 31.f4 Bc6 32.Rxa3 Rxa3 33.Bxa3 Bxe4 34.Kf2 Bd5 35.Bb2 Nf5 36.g4 Nd6 37.Be5 Nc4 38.Bd4 f5 39.gxf5 gxf5 40.Bd3 Nd6 41.Ke3 Nc4+ 42.Ke2 Be6 43.h4 Kf7 44.h5 Nd6 45.Bc5 Ne4 46.Be3 Nf6 47.h6 Kg6

Mar-13-20  RandomVisitor: After 32...Kg6 there is the puzzle-like 33.Be8! winning.

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<90/20 01:34 +M10 33.Be8+ Rxe8 34.Qg7+ Kh5 35.Qf7+ Kxh6 36.Qxf6+ Kh5> 37.g4+ Kh4 38.Qf3 Qxe4 39.Qxe4 Rc8 40.Qxh7+ Kxg4 41.f3+ Kf4 42.Qe4+

Mar-13-20  RandomVisitor: After 10...b6 white has 11.Bd2 and a very strong position

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<45/72 19:54 +2.57 11.Bd2 Be6 12.Qc2 Qa6 13.Rfe1> Qc8 14.Ng5 Bd7 15.e5 Ne8 16.Qe4 h6 17.Nf3 g5 18.d5 Bf5 19.Qc4 b5 20.Qb3 Nc7 21.h4 Nd7 22.Nd4 Nxe5 23.hxg5 c5 24.gxh6 Bf6 25.Nxf5 Qxf5 26.Bf4 Rad8 27.Ne4 c4 28.Qa3 Nxd5 29.Nxf6+ exf6 30.Bxe5 fxe5 31.Qc5 Nf6 32.Rxe5 Qc2 33.Qe3 Rde8 34.Qg5+ Qg6 35.Qxg6+ fxg6 36.Rxb5 Ng4 37.Rg5 Nxf2 38.Bd5+ Kh8 39.Rxg6 Rd8 40.Bxc4 Rd2

Mar-13-20  sudoplatov: 33.Bd3 is mate in 12. No doubt not announced.
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  scutigera: <thatsmate>: Unlike generic versions of this endgame, White can play Kg6 and win because Black can't play Kg8, thanks to the bishop on a2. To fend that off, Black has to pitch the b-pawn, after which White captures it and moves back to a2, blocking Black's a-pawn. White's K will then penetrate on the g-file, unless Black tries a stalemate defense by running to the h-file while White's bishop is busy, in which case White can penetrate on the e-file instead.
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  al wazir: <jith1207: How will that help prevent Black's a3 pawn from promoting to a queen?>

51. Kd4 b4 52. Kc4 b3 53. Kc3.

The continuation might be something like 53...Kf6 54. Kb2 Ke7 55. h3 Kf6 56. Bd7 Ke7 57. Bxa4 Kf6 58. Bd7 Ke7 59. Be6 Kf6 60. Bxb3 Kxf5 61. Bd1 Kg5 62. Bg4 h5 63. Bd7 Kf6 64. Kc3 Ke7 65. Bb5 Kf6 66. Kd3 Kg5 67. Ke3 Kh4 68. Bd7.

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