Saturday, November 19, 2005

Famous Chess Players: Richard Reti

Famous Chess Players: Richard Reti
Richard Reti was born on May, 28th 1889 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was one of the top players in the world during the early 20th century. The Reti Opening (1. Nf3 d5 2. c4), with which he famously defeated the world champion Jose Raul Capablanca in New York in 1924, is now a commonly used opening on the grandmaster circuit. This defeat marked the first time Jose Raul Capablanca had lost since he had acquired the world championship title. Reti composed numerous endgame studies.

Here's a short game (Caro Kann) played by Richard Reti. Savielly Tartakover was a formidable player but then all Grandmasters are also human! What in your opinion was Tartakover's mistake or Reti's brilliance?

[Event "Vienna -"]
[Site "Vienna -"]
[Date "1910.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "0.44"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "R Reti"]
[Black "Tartakover"]
[ECO "B15"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "22"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Qd3 e5 6. dxe5 Qa5+ 7. Bd2 Qxe5 8. O-O-O Nxe4 9. Qd8+ Kxd8 10. Bg5+ Kc7 11. Bd8# 1-0

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2 Comments:

Blogger young writer said...

This is a lovely checkmate. Absolutely excellent planning.

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4:17 AM  
Blogger SatishTalim said...

I have accepted the challenge !

5:31 AM  

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