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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 116

White to play and win

WP Hirst v I Low 1957

Solution

Reitstein's notes say that in the game, white blundered with 1 Qh4?? Qg2mate; but… 45 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 115

Black to play and win

M Bleiden v BE Slegheim 1912

Solution

I saw this one on inspection, 1…Rf1+! noting that after the forced 2 Qf1 (2 Rg1? 56 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 114

Black to play and win

FN Barnett v G Dean 1961

Solution

On one level, fairly straightforward, and Reitstein doesn't give much detail in the answer: 1…Rd5! 130 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 113

Black to play (after 1 Be8)

Reitstein says 'Gannholm sacrificed a piece to reach this position. He can regain it now with 1 Re8+ or the move he played, 1 Be8. 173 more words

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Switching gears already?

So here’s a quote from my first blog post which can be found here.

“I like talking things out, so maybe this journal of chess will help me improve my own skills.   1,507 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 112

White to play

A Friedmanm v AW Paterson 1962

Solution

The purported solution is fairly straightforward, knowing it is a puzzle (provided readers noted the heading wasn't '…and win'. 69 more words

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