Oleg Pervakov (1960-) is an outstanding Russian composer with about 200 studies to his credit. Many of them have won awards. A few years ago he was honoured with the title, Grandmaster of Composition by FIDE. Pervakov, a distinguished scientist in plasma physics joined 64, the Russian magazine to devote more time for chess.
Recently he and fellow-composer, Karen Sumbatyan* shared the First and Second Prize with Yury Bazlov in the Composing Competition held on the occasion of Tata Steel Tournament 2013 for the following study. Enjoy!
Oleg Pervakov and Karen Sumbatyan 1st- 2nd Prize
Tata Steel Chess Composing Tourney
Wijk aan Zee 2013
White to move and win:
*Karen Sumbatyan, the joint-author is not so well-known outside the world of chesscomposition. His first published entry won recognition way back in 1976 and he has so far composed about 60 studies.