Test your chess: Reitstein problem 214

allanbeardsworth

Black to play and win

H Meihulzen v BE Siegheim 1911

In CJS Purdy terms, the Qc3 is tied to the Bf3, and examining all biffs leads to 1…Re3! and white’s position collapses.

A good time to repeat my favourite Purdy poem.

Purdy on nets, pins and ties, Fine Art, vol 2, pg 205

Some things are hooey,

and most others lies;

But forks you mustn’t miss,

nor pins, nets, ties.

White is forced to play 2 Rd3, when 2…Rd3 3 Qd3 Qe6! is a double attack- on e1, with Nf4+ threats, and Qh3+-Qh2

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One Response to “Test your chess: Reitstein problem 214”

  1. Bill Ortega Says:

    Hi Chris
    Not bad, the problem by Purdy is pretty good. He is one of the most creative players not really recognized by the chess community. The young lady talking is very inspirational.
    Bill Ortega

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