Lasker vs Reti
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[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Lasker"] [Black "Reti"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C12"] [Opening "French: MacCutcheon"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. Nge2 dxe4 6. a3 Be7 7. Bxf6 gxf6 ( 7... Bxf6 8. Nxe4 {tempo on the bishop}) 8. Nxe4 f5 9. N4c3 Bd7 10. Qd2 Bd6 11. O-O-O Qe7 {It is clear that Black's formation is not a particularly fortunate one. After accepting the doubled f-pawns his first obligation was to take steps against a possible Pd5 by White. The simplest way would have been by means of ... Pb6, ... Bb7, followed by ... Pc6; and the indicated place for the King is the Queenside} 12. Ng3 Qh4 (12... -- 13. Nxf5 exf5 14. Re1 Be6 15. d5 {The open centre files would portend grave peril for the Black King}) 13. Qe1 $1 {Not only defending against Black's ... Bf4, but also renewing his own threat of Nxf5} 13... Nc6 $2 (13... Qf4+ 14. Kb1 Nc6 {(Alekhine)}) 14. Nxf5 $1 Qf4+ 15. Ne3 Nxd4 16. g3 Qe5 17. Bg2 Nc6 (17... Bc6 18. Bxc6+ Nxc6 19. f4 Qg7 20. Nf5 Qf8 21. Nxd6+ cxd6 22. Nb5 O-O-O 23. Qc3 $1 { Fork ... exhibits power of the Queen} 23... Kb8 24. Nxd6 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 Qxd6 26. Qxh8+) 18. f4 Qg7 19. Nb5 $1 (19. Nf5 Bxf4+ {Move order is important}) 19... O-O {At long last the Black king finds a safer place, but at the cost of a pawn, and now White holds the advantage positionally} (19... Qf8 20. Nf5) 20. Nxd6 cxd6 21. Rxd6 Rfd8 22. Qd2 Be8 23. Rd1 Rdc8 {With some remote hope of counterplay on the c-file, but White's attack on the other flank is much too fast} 24. f5 $1 e5 25. f6 Qf8 26. Nf5 { Logical way to bring two pieces into the attack} 26... Kh8 27. Qg5 Rc7 (27... Rd8 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. Rxd8 Nxd8 30. Ne7 {winning a second pawn}) 28. Bxc6 Rxc6 (28... Bxc6 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8) 29. Rd8 Rac8 30. Qg7+ Qxg7 31. fxg7+ Kg8 32. Ne7+ 1-0
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Players
WhiteLasker
BlackReti
Game
Moves32
OpeningC12 — French: MacCutcheon
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentNew York
Location?
Round0