Studies (provisionaly) awarded in the study tourney in memory of the late

Raaphi Persitz

(1934 – 2009).

On 4 February 2019 it will be ten years since Raaphi passed away. Persitz excelled in three fields: Economy, linguistics and chess.

A great analyst and a strong over-the-board player (he won a game from future candidate Huebner and drew with Korchnoi, Larsen, Szabo and Olafsson),

he loved studies and planned (which, alas, he didn't manage to materialize) writing a book about miniature studies.