Yates vs Reti
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[Event "New York"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Yates"] [Black "Reti"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B18"] [Opening "Caro-Kann: Classical"] {Whether or not to exchange Bishops} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. c3 Ngf6 8. Bc4 e6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Re1 { flexible} 11... Nd5 12. Bb3 a5 13. a3 Qc7 14. c4 { Logically ousting opponent's pieces from their best squares} 14... Nf4 15. Bxf4 Qxf4 16. Rad1 Bf6 17. Bc2 {The question of whether to trade Bishops here or leave them exchanged by the opponents is really a matter for the openings theorist, and in this middlegame book we only consider it in passing. Speaking very generally one may say that a Bishop exchange is not usually the way to hold or gain the initiative.} 17... Rfd8 $2 (17... Bxc2 18. Qxc2 Qc7 { Black obtains full counterplay (Alekhine)}) 18. Bxg6 $1 hxg6 19. Ne4 { regrouping} 19... Nb6 20. b3 Be7 21. Rd3 $1 Bxa3 $2 (21... Nd7 { for the defence of the Kingside}) 22. Ne5 $2 (22. Nfg5 $1 f5 (22... Rd7 23. Rf3 Qg4 24. Qe3) 23. Nf6+ gxf6 24. Qxe6+ Kg7 25. Qf7+ Kh6 26. Ne6) 22... Qh4 $2 ( 22... Rxd4 23. Rxd4 Qxe5 {Black could have avoided disaster}) 23. Rh3 Qe7 24. Ng5 $1 {No defence against Qg4-h4} 24... f6 (24... Qxg5 25. Rh8+ Kxh8 26. Nxf7+ Kg8 27. Nxg5) 25. Nxg6 $18 1-0
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Players
WhiteYates
BlackReti
Game
Moves25
OpeningB18 — Caro-Kann: Classical
Result1-0
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TournamentNew York
Location?
Round0