Originally posted by greenpawn34
Post three postions you think have come from games.
Well, almost all of them, really. Or strictly speaking, I have no idea whether any of them actually do, but I think almost all of them look like they very well might
have come from a real game. What I'd like to know is whether they do, or whether they are careful constructs (which could also be true). For example, this (nr. 174):
looks like I could occur in one of my own games (and I would be guaranteed to miss the trick, too). It does not look like a random position made up to make a point.
Another thing which makes me wonder is that sometimes, the losing side plays a move which is less than optimal (leading to a clear mate, when another move, sometimes one even I could spot, would "merely" lead to a difficult position), and Reinfeld never even discusses the alternatives. This leads me to suspect that he might be following a real game... but again, this is a suspicion, and hardly proof.