Tag Archives: Endgame Study

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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Endgame Studies For Training Purposes

That’s the title of Steve Giddins’ new weekly column over at chessimprover.com.

As always Steve’s column is very instructive and if you follow his advice you really will improve as a player.  Please check it out.

For those of you who don’t know or haven’t heard of it before, chessimprover.com is owned by GM Nigel Davies, author of many books and Chessbase training DVDs and has many regular contributors on all aspects of improving your chess.

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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