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Reti,R vs. Yates,F Date: 1924
[Event "New York"] [Site "http:\\CharityChess.com"] [Date "1924"] [Round "?"] [White "Reti,R"] [Black "Yates,F"] [Result "1-0"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bd6 5. b3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8. d3 c6 9. Nbd2 e5 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Nf8 12. Rc2 Bd7 13. Qa1 Ng6 14. Rfc1 Bc6 15. Nf1 Qd7 16. Ne3 h6 17. d4 e4 18. Ne5 Bxe5 19. dxe5 Nh7 20. f4 exf3 e.p. 21. exf3 Ng5 22. f4 Nh3+ 23. Kh1 d4 24. Bxd4 Rad8 25. R2xc6 bxc6 26. Bxc6 Nf2+ 27. Kg2 Qxd4 28. Qxd4 Rxd4 29. Bxe8 Ne4 30. e6 Rd2+ 31. Kf3 1-0
Reti (White) keeps his options open. He could be intending to play a without Hypermodern opening. Then again, he could be waiting to play 1.e4 or 1.d4. without We (and Yates) are kept guessing. |0,6,9,0,aimage.png,B,2,5,9,0,blank.png,B||1...e5 is obviously out of the question for Yates (Black) so he carves without himself out a piece of the center with 1...d5. |||Reti challenges him immediately. If 2...dxc4, Black will have traded a center without pawn for a less-valuable flank pawn (plus he'll have a hard time holding on without to his one-pawn advantage anyway). |||Instead, Yates defends his challenged center pawn. |||Now it's clear: Reti will play in the Hypermodern style. He intends to without fianchetto his Bishop to g2. |||Yates proceeds with his center-controlling development. |||Reti prepares to attack Black's pawn center from the flanks. The g2-Bishop is without well-placed to do this. |||Yates develops his second Kingside minor piece and prepares to castle. |||Reti props up the c4-pawn and prepares to fianchetto the other Bishop. |||Yates continues to develop in the classical style, getting out his minor without pieces and castling early. |||Even Hypermoderns believe in early castling! |||As we've seen before, the d- and e-files are often good places to post your without Rooks. They'll be well-placed to take part in the action after the center without opens up. |||The other White Bishop is fianchettoed. Once the f3-Knight moves, the two without White Bishops will "scissor" through the center of the board. |||Yates continues to develop. The d7-Knight is flexible. It could take up a without post on either b6, c5, or e5, or even shift over to the Kingside via f8 and without g6. |||By advancing to d3, the pawn prevents Black from placing his Knight on e4. |||Yates anticipates sliding his Queen over to a5 or b6. Advancing the c-pawn without makes this possible. |||By developing his Queenside Knight to d2 instead of c3, Reti keeps the Knight without out of the way of the b2-Bishop. |||Yates has established the classic center pawn duo. Notice that the d7-Knight, without d6-Bishop, and e8-Rook all contribute to the e-pawn's defense. |||Why does Reti capture? After all, 10...cxd5 re-establishes the Black pawn without center. Here's a clue: every pawn capture half-opens a file for your Rooks. |||Yates recaptures with the c-pawn. Now the c-file is open... |||...so Reti siezes it with his Rook! |||This move serves two purposes: first, it allows the Knight to move to g6 to without help defend the Kingside. Second (and more important), it allows the without c8-Bishop to develop to d7 and get off of the back rank. |||Reti evidently intends to set up a battery on the c-file. He'll probably move without his Queen to a1 (setting up a battery along the a1-h8 diagonal) and shift without the f1-Rook to c1. |||Yates gets his Bishop off of the back rank. |||Reti does what we expected. The Queen now supports the b2-Bishop. |||The Black Knight moves to the Kingside and overprotects the e5-pawn. |||The c-file battery is in place. What's next in White's plans? |||The Bishop blocks off the c-file from the White Rooks. |||Reti begins to reposition his Knight. It really had no future on d2, so it's without headed to e3, where it could move to f5 or else stay put and pressure the without Black d5-pawn. |||Yates connects his Rooks and completes his development. The Queen may without possibly have some scope along the c8-h3 diagonal (and, after White's Ne3, without keeps the Knight off of f5). |||The White Knight leaps to e3 as expected. |||Yates advances the pawn to prevent White from playing Ng5. But when is he without going to start his center pawns rolling? Yates seems to be playing without a without clear plan. |||Reti, on the other hand, has been playing with a plan all along. Now that his without pieces are in place, he gets the ball rolling by attacking the Black pawn without center. |||Yates doesn't much care for 17...exd4 18.Nxd4 (giving White a centralized without Knight). He instead advances the menaced pawn and attacks the White without f3-Knight. |||The Knight leaps ahead and menaces the Black Queen. |||Yates has several ways of capturing the White Knight. It's hard to fathom why without he gives up his "good" Bishop for a Knight. |||The pawn recaptures... |||...and the Knight retreats! This looks surprising until you realize that the without White pawn is protected by BOTH the b2-Bishop and (indirectly) by the Queen! |||Now Reti has his own dangerous pawn duo! The e- and f-pawns threaten to without charge ahead and destroy Black's Kingside! |||Yates really has no choice but to give up his own pawn duo to demolish without White's. |||A two-edged sword. Reti undoubles his pawns, but blocks his fianchettoed without g2-Bishop. |||The Knight is either headed for e6 to block the White pawn's advance or to h3 without to harass the White King. |||Reti forces the issue. Where will the Black Knight go? |||The Black Knight (under attack from the f4-pawn and forced to move) jumps without ahead to h3 to annoy the White King. |||The King ducks into the corner. 23.Bxh3 Qxh3 is not as good, because White without would be giving up his "good" Bishop for a Knight. |||Yates attacks the e3-Knight. But notice that he's opened up the long a8-h1 without diagonal. This could come back to haunt him... |||The Bishop (still protected by the Queen on a1) picks off the pawn. |||Yates piles up on the d4-Bishop by setting up a d-file battery. |||POW! Reti shocks Yates and delights the crowd by sacrificing the exchange! without This move is possible because the c6-Bishop was attacked by three White without pieces and defended by only two of Black's. |||Of course, Yates must recapture with the pawn or lose the Bishop outright! |||HOLY COW! Look at what Reti's done! He gave up the Rook for a Bishop and pawn without and now has skewered the Black Queen and e8-Rook! The audience is beside without itself! Mr. Helms calls for silence... |||Yates checks the White King, but it's only a temporary measure. |||The King moves out of danger (and attacks the Knight!). Yates is really in without the soup now! |||Yates knows that he must lose material, so he decides to do as much damage as without possible before he goes down in flames. |||Reti, with a soon-to-be-realized material advantage, is only too happy to without exchange down to an endgame. |||Yates completes the swap... |||...and Reti's Bishop does its damage. He's gone from being the exchange without behind to being two pawns ahead (plus he has a Bishop vs. Knight advantage without to boot!). |||The Black Knight gets out of harm's way. |||Reti hits Yates with another tactical shot! The f7-pawn can't capture because without of 31.Bxg6! |||Yates stalls for time by checking the White King. While Reti is considering without his reply, Yates is weighung his options. |||After a short time, Reti places the King on f3. Yates shakes his head. He without sees that it's hopeless and topples his King. Reti has won again! |||
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