Grandmaster Ben Finegold profiles the great problem composer Richard Réti. Check out these winning games for white from the Czech legend.
Richard Reti vs Karoly Sterk, Vienna (1910): C66 Ruy Lopez, closed Berlin defence, Bernstein variation
Reti vs Savielly Tartakower, Vienna – (1910): B15 Caro-Kann defence
Reti vs Arthur Dunkelblum, Vienna (1914): C46 Three knights game
(post-game fantasy) Reti vs H L de Leeuw, Amsterdam simul (1919)
Reti vs Jose Raul Capablanca, New York (1924): A15 English opening
Reti vs Max Walter, Bratislava (1925): A35 English, symmetrical, four knights system
Grandmaster Ben Finegold pays tribute to his favorite player ever, former unofficial World Champion Paul Morphy. See how the first great American player outclassed his opponents, all while sacrificing pieces and starting a rook down.
Morphy vs Charles Le Carpentier, New Orleans (1849): C44 Scotch gambit
Morphy vs James McConnell, New Orleans (1849): C40 Greco defence
James McConnell vs Morphy, New Orleans (1850): C02 French, advance variation
Morphy vs. NN, ? (1850): C57 two knights defence, Fegatello attack, Polerio defence
Morphy vs Charles Maurian, New Orleans (1857): C37 King’s Gambit Accepted, Ghulam Kassim gambit
Morphy vs Thomas Herbert Worrall, New York (1857): C37 King’s Gambit Accepted, Ghulam Kassim gambit