Weekly endgame study | January 24, 2009 17:00

Weekly Endgame Study (105)

Weekly Endgame StudyEvery Saturday an endgame study is published at ChessVibes, selected by IM Yochanan Afek: player, trainer, endgame study composer and writer. A week later the solution is published. Good luck, and enjoy solving! (And don't miss the Corus Chess and Studies day on January 31st!)

S. Didukh

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Corus Chess and Studies Day on Saturday, January 31st

The Corus Chess and Studies Day will be held on Saturday, January 31st in the VIP room of De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) as part of Corus Chess Tournament and in collaboration with ARVES.

Open solving tourney for original studies of various difficulty levels with a prize fund of 750 Euros . Special prizes for newcomers and for youth solvers; courtesy Harold van der Heijden.

Entry fee: 15 Euros; Arves members, and u-20 youth: 10 Euros. Title holders: free

Former world solving champion GM John Nunn, Dutch champion GM Dolf Wissman and Belgian champion IM Eddy van Beers, world expert Harold van der Heijden and chess journalists Lex Jongsma, Hans B??hm and Ren?© Olthof are among the participants. Full list:

1) GM John Nunn Great Britain 3 times world solving champion
2) GM Dolf Wissmann Netherlands Dutch solving champion
3) IM Eddy van Beers Belgium Belgian solving champion
4) IM Hans Bohm Netherlands
5) Harold van der Heijden Netherlands
6) Marcel van Herck Belgium
7) Martin van Essen Netherlands
8) Hans Uitenbroek Netherlands
9) Lex Jongsma Netherlands
10) Rene Olthof Netherlands
11) Antti Parkkinen Finland
12) Twan Burg Netherlands
13) Bert van der Marel Netherlands
14) Jan Balije Netherlands
15) Rob Bertholee Netherlands
16) Abe Willemsma Netherlands
17) Luc Palmans Belgium
18) Harm Benak Netherlands
19) Willem van Breiman Netherlands
20) Aviv Friedman USA

Chief arbiter: Ward Stoffelen (Belgium)
Assistant arbiter: Peter Bakker (Netherlands)

New solvers are warmly welcome!

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

17.30: Prize giving and introduction of the solutions. Presentation of the booklet of Corus-70 Composing Tourney which will be given to all participants.

For further details and registration please send an email to the organizer Yochanan Afek to secure your place!

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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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