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.