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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 147

May 19, 2014

Black to play and win




A O'Kelly de Galway v FJM Rodrigues 1962




Reitstein says that black offered black a draw in the above position, which white accepted 'with alacrity': the puzzle being why.

Not too hard, 1…f4+! which is an example of Purdy's potassium cyanide, forking Kg3 and Re3, so the pawn must be captured, 2 Rf4, when 2…Qg2 is mate.

White was Belgian GM Alberic O'Kelly de Galway, the author of two books which influenced by development when a teenager as a chess player.


His Wikipedia entry, extract below is interesting:



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One Comment
  1. Reblogged this on Chess Musings and commented:
    There must be more to the story of why black offered a draw here.

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