The game Réti - Tartakower, Vienna 1910 , is a short game in chess between Richard Réti (white) and Savielly Tartakower (black), which has become known for its remarkable final combination. It was played in Vienna in 1910 as a free game for a stake of ten kronor , and both players had one hour to think about 15 moves.
It is now common to capture with 5. Ne4xf6 +, after which the variant beginning with e7xf6 was even named after Tartakower himself (more precisely: Tartakower (Nimzowitsch) variant).
5. Qd1 – d3 e7 – e5?
The plan initiated with this move is doubtful, the reconquest of the peasant takes time and promotes the development of the white man. Instead of bringing the queen into play too early, Tartakower, for his part, could have gained time by attacking the white queen with 5.… Nxe4 6. Qxe4 Nd7 and Nf6 and pushed his development forward.
6. d4xe5 Qd8-a5 +
7. Bc1-d2 Qa5xe5
8. 0–0–0 Nf6xe4 ??
Overlooks the opposing continuation. There also 8.… Qxe4? 9. Te1 would be bad for Black, had with 8 ... Be7 the field d8 covered and the short castling are preparing for. B. 9. Nxf6 Qxf6 (not Bxf6 because of 10. Re1). Tartakower probably only expected 9 Re1 to regain the figure and overlooked the now possible forced combination, which has found its way into many tactics textbooks .