Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower

White mates in 3 in a daring maneouver. Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower, Vienna 1910.

FEN: rnb1kb1r/pp3ppp/2p5/4q3/4n3/3Q4/PPPB1PPP/2KR1BNR w - - 0 1

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1.Qd8 Kxd8 2.Bg5 Ke8 3.Rd8#

 

4 Responses

  1. chayan agrawal
    chayan agrawal at

    1. Qd3-d8 Ke8xd8
    2. Bd2-g5 Kd8-e8
    3. Rd1-d8

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    1. john francis
      john francis at

      Slightly different route, still white# in 3:

      1. Qd3-d8 Ke8xd8
      2. Bd2-g5 Kd8-c7
      3. Bg5-d8

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  2. Fareez
    Fareez at

    1. Qd8+ Kxd8 2. Bg5++ Ke8 3. Rd8#

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  3. Fareez
    Fareez at

    I think it is the best ++ in chess history.

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