Weekly endgame study | January 22, 2012 11:56

Weekly Endgame Study (252): Tata Steel Special Challenge

Weekly Endgame Study (252): Tata Steel Special Challenge

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

The program of the world's most important chess festival includes various composition events. In the last weekend of the month two major solving contests will take place: the 3rd Studies Day on Saturday 28th (chief arbiter: Luc Palmans) and The Dutch branch of the ISC on Sunday 29th (chief arbiter: Peter Bakker). Among the prominent participants are former world solving champions John Nunn and Piotr Murdzia,The WCCI studies champion Oleg Pervakov and the Dutch champion Dolf Wissmann. Among over the board players taking part are Dutch GM Daniel Stellwagen Rumanian WGM Alina l'Ami and several IMs.
The daily twomover challengers attract hundreds of solvers in the venue as well as online. Last but not least-the traditional special challenge: The official study of the tournament.
All to be found on the official website. To your enjoyment! 

Tata Steel Special Challenge
Composed by Yochanan Afek
especially for the Tata Steel tournament 2012
and dedicated to all participants

White to play and win

Here we present you an original endgame study especially composed for the 74th edition of Tata Steel tournament. The main line up to an evident win is required. Beware of the pitfalls!
Send your solutions online to afek26@gmail.com with your name and postal address. The closing date is January 25th. 5 chess books will be drawn among all correct solutions.

Solution last week

E. Melnichenko 2010

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Author: Yochanan Afek

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



Arjo's picture

Just found out i won 1 of the 5 chessbooks :-D Thank you very much!

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