Saavedra Position

Saavedra Position


The study originates from a game played between Richard Fenton and
William Potter in 1875. The players agreed a draw, however, as Johann Zukertort
pointed out in the City of London Chess Magazine, White could have won.
Upon Potter’s death in March 1895, G.E. Barbier published a position in his
Glasgow Weekly Citizen chess column of April 27, 1895, which was simular to the Fenton-Potter game. The position cantained some a couple
of new surprises which made finding the solution difficult. However, Rev. Fernando Saavedra, a Spanish priest unknown to the
chessworld, found the correct solution.

4 thoughts on “Saavedra Position

  1. @tyrone0ferrara How so, it is extremely irritating and makes it impossible for proper emphasis to be placed on key points. Not only is this far less entertaining, but also less educational, as without emotion in voice or emphasis when necessary means that people will not properly intake the lesson.

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