Test your chess: Reitstein problem 197


White to play and win

Black has just played Nb8-d7

MM Millar v I Lewittom , correspondence, 1956



Reitstein makes a point of telling his readers that this was a correspondence game and the position was not found OTB, but I don't think it is particularly hard: not easy, but not a brain basher.

1 Qh5+! (consider all biffs) and black can either intervene a piece, losing it, move 1…Kf8, being mated by 2 Qf7, or permit the classic smothered mate: 1…Kd8 2 Nf7+ Ke8[] 3 Nd6+ Kd8 4 Qe8+ Re8 5 Nf7 mate.




View original post

Published by chessmusings

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: