Problems

Chessbibliophile
09.23.2013
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Chessbibliophile
09.23.2013

The 9th Chess Composition Tournament organized by WFCC* drew strong entries in every section. As for endgame studies, it was fascinating to see both veterans and young talents competing. The contest included, among others, specialists, Oleg Pervakov, Vassily Kozyrev and connoisseurs, John Nunn & Jan Timman. The following study by Sergiy Didukh from Ukraine claimed […]

Chessbibliophile
09.19.2013
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Chessbibliophile
09.19.2013

The recently concluded 9th World Chess Composition Tournament (2012-2013) held by WFCC* was a marathon event. 257 composers from 37 countries participated and as many as 553 entries in 7 individual sections were submitted for prize selection. Russia was first, followed by Ukraine and Israel in this prestigious tournament. The following award winner is for […]

Chessbibliophile
09.14.2013
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Chessbibliophile
09.14.2013

In the following position, White is already a rook and knight down. Should he seek a win or try to find a draw? This is a position arising out of Kasparov’s analysis of The Immortal Game (Anderssen-Kieseritzky 1851) in Vol. I of My Great Predecessors (Everyman Chess.2003)

Chessbibliophile
09.02.2013
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Chessbibliophile
09.02.2013

Dragan Stojnic 1st Prize, FIDE Olympic Tourney, Istanbul 2012 White to play and mate in two moves

Chessbibliophile
09.02.2013
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Chessbibliophile
09.02.2013

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 […]

Chessbibliophile
08.23.2013
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Chessbibliophile
08.23.2013

Marjan Kovačević (1957-) is an outstanding Serbian chess problemist. His work has received a number of prizes. He has also co-authored a book, 2345 Chess problems – Anthology of Chess Combinations with late Milan Velimorović. Marjan Kovačević The following two-mover won the First Prize in the FIDE World Cup Competition 2011. White to move and […]

Chessbibliophile
08.15.2013
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Chessbibliophile
08.15.2013

Yuri Bazlov (1947-) is an outstanding Russian composer with more than 200 studies to his credit. A number of them have won prizes. Here is his latest achievement.He shared the First and Second Prize with Oleg Pervakov in the Composing Competition held on the occasion of Tata Steel Tournament 2013. The study makes a stunning […]

Yury Markushin
08.20.2012
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Yury Markushin
08.20.2012

I have outlined in the Chess Training Program Outline (for up to 2100 ELO) that tactics is an important part of the chess player’s preparation and it is recommended to practice it on regular basis (our program recommends 20 hours of tactics training). I also published various chess tactics studies which should help sharpen your […]

Yury Markushin
12.28.2011
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Yury Markushin
12.28.2011

I have always emphasized that tactics is one of the most important elements of chess on any level, and especially for the novice players. By perfecting tactical vision a chess player will be able to “see” more things going on at any chess game. Not only will tactics helps to attack, fork and checkmate your […]

Yury Markushin
05.23.2011
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Yury Markushin
05.23.2011

Here are they come, the week 3 tactical studies. You can find week 1 and week 2 studies and try to solve them in case you didn’t yet do it. If you have any difficulties finding solutions, I strongly recommend reviewing how to solve tactics problems guide. Most tactics problems presented here have various ways […]