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Richard Reti vs Savielly Tartakower (1910) Vienna

Richard Reti vs Savielly Tartakower (1910) Vienna

Jul 18, 2014, 11:01 AM 2

White : Richard Reti                        Black : Saviely Tartakower


Caro-Kann defence

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf65.Qd3 e5 6.dxe5 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Qxe5 8.O-O-O Nxe4 9.Qd8+ Kxd8 10.Bg5+ Kc711.Bd8+ 

This is probably one of the most famous of all miniature games. One reason that it is quoted so often is that the finish is strikingly brilliant. Another reason for its popularity with the average player is the fact that it caught a Master by surprise, a player known for his encyclopedic knowledge and prodigious memory."(From the book, "The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess," by Irving Chernev


Breaking prematurely in the center.

S. Tartakower was a great genius of the game, but in here he gets a little too creative for his own good. [ The best line for Black was clearly: 5...Nbd7!6.Bd2 Nxe47.Qxe4 Nf68.Qd3 Bg4!?;  9.f3 Be610.0-0-0,  (10.Ne2!? Qd711.0-0-0 0-0-012.Kb1= )   10...Qd6; 11.Kb1 0-0-0; {Unclear, maybe about equal?}   


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