Friday, 15 June 2007

Friday chess puzzles 10

Today's chess puzzles are both elegant finishes played by Richard Réti.

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The first is against Dr Max Euwe in Amsterdam in 1920:

Dr Max Euwe vs Richard Réti, Amsterdam Chess 1920

How did Réti, playing Black, force a win from this position?

Our second position is the conclusion to Réti's brilliancy prize winning miniature against Efim Bogojuboff at New York 1924:

Richard Réti vs Efim Bogoljuboff, New York Chess 1924

How did Réti, playing White, finish this masterpiece?

Answers to roger AT 21thoughts DOT com. I'll publish the solutions next Wednesday.

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