Advent calendar: December 2

12/2/2016 – From December 1 to December 24 we invite our readers every day to open a door in our advent calendar. Click and enjoy a little chess treat. Advent calendar, door 2.

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Endgame Magic!

Richard Réti was born on May 28, 1889, in Pezinok, near Bratislava.

Réti did not get old - he was just 40 years of age when he died on June 6, 1929, of scarlet fever. His grave is on the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna. As chessplayer he was an autodidact. His most famous game was his win over World Champion Capablanca in New York 1924, Capablanca's first defeat in eight years. The opening he used in this game (1.Nf3 d5 2.c4) carries his name.

When he died Réti left 53 endgames studies behind. The following is the most famous:

 

 


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Denix Denix 12/8/2016 09:26
This endgame made me appreciate chess when I just learned how to play it.
zabijac zabijac 12/4/2016 02:27
nice
kingfisher99 kingfisher99 12/3/2016 05:49
wonderful!
davide2015 davide2015 12/3/2016 03:32
Yes Leonilo, the coin is a 2 euro, likely from Estonia, I think they also made a bank note.
Leonilo Leonilo 12/2/2016 10:05
davide2015, is that Paul Keres coin real??
basler88 basler88 12/2/2016 05:25
I had the same problem!
davide2015 davide2015 12/2/2016 12:00
I'm trying to follow, but I cannot find the door to open, or the treat. On December 1st I clicked on the door image, but it is just an image. The PDF is all in German. And today there is nothing to click on. Maybe there is something missing on the page?
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