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Study Time – Jan 2016 Solution

A few days ago the post Study Time – Jan 2016 presented a neat little 4 move study.

I’m sure most of you who attempted it found the solution but if not, you can finally put yourselves out of your misery here…

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Study Time – Jan 2016

Endgame studies are an excellent way to train one’s calculation.

Set the following position up on a board and try to solve by yourself, without any engine assistance.  It’s a short little study, the solution is four moves long.

Afansiev, Duizov, 1967 – White to play and win

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Solution to follow shortly…

Study Time 2

Below is a simple looking position that contains a rather beautiful idea. It’s White to play and win. You will gain the most benefit by setting the position up on the board and spending 20 minutes or so trying to work out all the varitions without moving the pieces.

Once you’ve tried and think you’ve solved all the problems, you can check the solution here.

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Study Time 1

Below is one of the most famous of all endgame studies by R.S Saavedra. It’s White to play and win. You will gain the most benefit by setting the position up on the board and spending 20 minutes or so trying to work out all the varitions without moving the pieces.

Once you’ve tried and think you’ve solved all the problems, you can check the solution here.

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