R. Réti vs. S. Tartakower
Vienna tournament (1910)
Caro-Kann defense: 1-0
(Click through the pictures in the gallery below to view an enlarged version of the game’s sequence played on Josef Hartwig’s 1922 Bauhaus chess set).
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- The Bauhaus chess set designed by Josef Hartwig, rendered into HTML/CSS/JS by @Julian Garnier.
- The Chess Games database
The hypermodern style
in Chess (1923)
The hypermodern style: Thus did [Savielly] Tartakower, the prominent chess master and writer on the game, describe the style of the youngest masters — Alekhin, Bogoljubow, and Breyer. That designation is not to be deemed unlimited praise; but still less censure. For Tartakower himself in later years has approached that style.
As we younger masters learned Capablanca’s method of play, by which each move is to be regarded as an element of a scheme, that no move is to be made for itself alone (contrary sometimes to [Paul] Morphy’s principle that every move should have its concomitant development), we began to see that moves formerly considered self-understood and made, as it were, automatically by every good player, had to be discarded. Continue reading