Weekly endgame study | January 16, 2011 19:38

Tata Steel special challenge & Tata Chess and Studies Day

Tata Steel special challenge &  Tata Chess and Studies DayToday'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 Afek
Dedicated to all participants of Tata Steel tournament 2011
Tata Steel special challenge
White to play and draw


Chess lovers from all over the world are invited to solve the above endgame study and send in the solution by mail (via the tournament website) or to the solutions box at the entrance of De Moriaan by Friday, January 28th at 15.00 CET. You should write all white and black best moves up to an evident draw and add your name, e-mail and postal address. 5 chess books will be awarded to the first correct solutions to be drawn. Good luck!

Tata Chess and Studies Day

The second international Tata Chess and Studies Day will be held on Saturday, January 29th 2011 in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) as part of the Tata Steel (formerly Corus) Chess Tournament and in collaboration with the Alexander Rueb Association for Endgame Study (ARVES).

Current solving world champion GM John Nunn (England), former solving world champion (currently deputy champion) GM Piotr Murdzia (Poland) and Alina l'Ami, the wife of GM Erwin l'Ami, have already confirmed their participation. The chief arbiter is Luc Palmans (Belgium).

Schedule

10.00-10.45: Informal meeting and registration

10.45: Official opening

11.00 - 14.00: International Open Solving Competition of original studies with a prize fund of 750 Euros and book prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to the best newcomers and youth solvers.

14.00 - 17.00: Watching live the penultimate round of the world’s most famous chess tournaments with GM commentary.

17.30: Prize giving and presentation of the solutions.

Entry fee: 15 Euros; juniors (u-20) 10 Euros; GMs and IMs – free.
Winners of 2009 edition: 1.IM Twan Burg 2.GM John Nunn 3.GM Eddy van Beers

For further details and registration (in advance as the number of participants is limited!) please write to the organizer Yochanan Afek afek26@gmail.com before January 25th 2011. Join an enjoyable chess and chess composition weekend with the special atmosphere of the great Wijk Aan Zee festival and help us to create a successful event!

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IM Yochanan Afek is a chess player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. His complete selection of studies can be found here.

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