More about Reitstein 177


One of my favourite puzzles so far in this daily series of positions taken from Leonard Reitstein's Test Your Chess is number 177.

I chose this book as my source for this series of puzzles for personal, quirky, reasons. I picked up the book many years ago at a second hand bookstall, and took it with me several years ago when my family and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa. That holiday was too packed for there to be much time to more than dip into occasional puzzles, but I so fell in love with the country that the book became a must read. Around that time, I contacted Leonard Reitstein and he kindly sent me another of his books, a history of chess in South Africa, which I have promised myself I will read if/when I am lucky enough to go to that country again.

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in both Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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