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Weekly Endgame Study (238)
Sunday, October 02, 2011 1:15
Every week we present you an endgame study selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck solving! --> IM Yochanan Afek's Official Website R. Becker 2009 White to play and draw Next week the solution. Solution last week A. Sochnev 2009     Game viewer by...
Sunday, January 16, 2011 19:38
Today's weekly endgame study is the Tata Steel special challenge which I composed especially for the tournament. Besides, I announce the second international Tata Chess and Studies Day to be held on Saturday, January 29th 2011 in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands). Tata Steel special challenge Yochanan AfekDedicated to all participants...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 17:56
Saturday October 2nd at the Max Euwe Centrum in Amsterdam the first copies of Harold van der Heijden's Endgame Study Database IV were officially presented to Yochanan Afek and Jan Timman. With 76,132 studies it is the world's largest collection of studies - experts say that approximately 90,000 were ever composed. Video. Endgame lovers GM Jan...
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 20:46
He watched Max Euwe become World Champion. He chatted with Emanuel Lasker, and saved dozens of Jewish babies during the Second World War. Last night I had the privilege to play a club game against 99-year-old Professor Dr Johan van Hulst. I couldn't beat him. Photo: Fred Lucas Professor Dr Johan Wilhelm van Hulst was born in Amsterdam on January...
Sunday, September 06, 2009 2:53
As a fairly decent club player, I have always been impressed with club members, whether higher or lower rated than me, who were able to quickly evaluate basic endgames as 'elementary' draws or wins. I must admit I have always had difficulties remembering and truly understanding even the most basic endgames. That's why I was happy to read two...
Friday, July 03, 2009 5:22
Magnus Carlsen beat Russia's new number one player Dmitry Jakovenko today in a Berlin Ruy Lopez to take an early lead at the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund. Both Leko-Kramnik and Naiditsch-Bacrot ended in a draw. The 37th Sparkassen Chess Meeting takes place July 2-12th, 2009 in Dortmund, Germany. Carlsen (2772), Jakovenko (2760), Kramnik (...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:34
All games in round 8 of the Kings Tournament in Bazna ended in a draw and so Vassily Ivanchuk kept his one-point lead with two rounds to go. After the round Kamsky discovered that he had missed a beautiful win in his endgame against Nisipeanu. The 3rd Kings Tournament, a six-player round-robin with Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Shirov, Gelfand, Kamsky and...
Saturday, February 07, 2009 17:00
Every Saturday we present you an endgame study selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck solving! Y. Bazlov1994White to play and win Next week the solution. Solution last week:  
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5:23
All successful chess players are alike; every unsuccesful chess player is unsuccessful in his own way. I was eight years old and I was excited as any eight-year-old can be. My excitement was caused not by chess, but by the arrival of a book I had ordered, titled How to be a Spy. It was full of thrilling tips which could be used by our 'group' in...
Thursday, February 07, 2008 17:32
[lang_nl]Inmiddels zijn partijen beschikbaar van rondes 3 tot en met 5 en uit deze rondes van het Moskou Open hebben we weer partijfragmenten. (En dit keer gaan er inderdaad vijf spelers aan de leiding!)[/lang_nl][lang_en]The games from rounds 3-5 from the Moscow Open are now available, and so we present you new game fragments. (And this time,...