Latest News.

Update: 17-1-2017:


Announcement 8th Arves Solving Contest

(during Tata Steel tournament at Wijk Aan Zee)

Saturday morning 28th January 2017.

See Agenda for details.

Impression of the event last year:


Look at the Tournament Calendar for a few new ones.

Jan Timman 65 JT with prize money of 1000 Euros !


Gady Costeff and Lewis Stiller have announced Chess Query Language 5.

Now also available for Mac.

CQL 5 is NOT upwards compatible with previous versions.

So check older CQL to find out if they still work properly.

The articles and examples on Arves are still of version 3.02.


Thanks to Peter Krug and Mario Garcia many new pages to honour composers with there studies, have become available:

Tyavlovsky, Vitali 1928

Perone, Daniel 1952

Breider, Bruno 1907-1995

Van Tets, Albert 1933

Micu, Nicolae 1939

Pikhurov, Dmitry 1927

Asaba, Eduard 1932-1988

Mouterde, Anatole 1874-1942

Letzelter, Jean-Claude 1940

Khortov, Valeri 1926

Israelov, Vitaly 1929

Tamkov, Lev 1937-1997

Infantozzi, Julio 1916-1991

Dvizov, Evgeny 1937-2012

Afanasiev, Georgi 1909-1971

Badai, Boris 1911-1967

Kopnin, Aleksei 1918-1988



Carlsen finishes brilliantly with a study-like move in the 15th and last (rapid) game

on move with 50. Qf4-h6+ !

(When 51... Kxh6 51.Rh8# or 51...gxh6 51.Rxf7#)




New issue of the Argentinian studymagazine by

José A. Copié (PDF in spanish): “Finales Y Temas 95” 

An extra page New Ranking Composers list,

now 500 pages are available on this website !!


EG 206 Vol. XXII October 2016 has been issued.


Studies in Informant 129 can be replayed here; Selected by Yochanan Afek


Page created to honour Stamma, Philipp 1705-1755,

one of the pioneers in writing about chess and born in Syria in the city ALEPPO !




Lately new pages were added: Wijnans, Arthur 1920-1945 (by Peter Krug) and about Garcia, Mario;

Updates on page about Melnichenko, Emil; Updates on Biografical data.


Impression by Siegfried Hornecker of the

59th World Congress of Chess Composition

in Belgrado. See for more information WCCC2016


The WFCC has issued the 7th edition of the Handbook of Chess Composition.

This manual is both for Problem and Endgame study Composers.

Here the link to the website of WFCC to download the pdf.


José A. Copié dedicated this new study to Arves as an excellent Website ! Thanks !


WCCT 10 Entries 2016-2017 available


21-6-2016. CQL Obtrusive bishop finds 7 illegal startpositions, even back to positions from Liburkin and from 1920 !



18-6-2016 Chess Query Language pages of Gady Costeff and Lewis Stiller are copied into this website.

(See Menu Endgame studies or start at Chess Query Language)

The CQL examples given, where theme-queries are given, have been excuted on the Harold van der Heijden database 5

and some of the studies out of the results of each query are showed on these thematical pages. (See Sample files)

18-6 14 new theme-cql examples are added.

Thanks to new cql contributions of Gady Costeff more Theme-page are created, where the used CQL is showed with some study-examples.


14-06-2016: Peter Krug actively selects studies and corrects some of them, for many composers for which a page for each composer is created.

Thanks to these contributions there are now over 100 articles about Composers with some of their studies 

(see  menu Endgame Studies, Studies by Composer).

These composer-articles can also be found by the Biographical data Composers page.

New pages about composers with their studies are added regurlarly.

18-06: Rusz, Árpád


 The Arves website is completely redesigned with Joomla!

It will mainly be in english and members will be able to create articles.

Registered users will see more articles !

Any contributions are welcome !

Mail to webmaster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Composers can send a PGN file with their best studies, which will be showed as easy replayable, see studies by composer.


On monday 22 Jan 2016, Yochanan Afek showed the solution of the selected studies

for the 8th Batavia Chess Tournament in Amsterdam.

Try to solve them yourself !

The solutions can be found on the Puzzles page.


A nice drawing made by Pia Sprong during the  Arves Solving in Wijk aan Zee 2016.


Study of the year 2014 is decided !


The winning study is:

Click on this link Study of the year 2014 for a full commentary and report in English and Russian.



Chess Endgamestudy Puzzles available to improve your Chess.

Try to solve them !


Instructive studies grows with studies commented

and is ment for OTB chess players and chess trainers.

See: Instructive studies


Composers who want to show their (best) studies can send an email with the PGN file to the webmaster: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Book: "Weltenfern" from Siegfried Hornecker added (See dropdown-menu Latest News).

Open this page Book: Weltenfern by Siegfried Hornecker


Instructive studies added, ment for OTB players and trainers for improving their Endgame knowledge.

(See Dropdown-menu Endgame Studies)



Famous book: Kling und Horwitz - Chess Studies or Endings of Games 1851 as PDF available.

Go to Article: Kling und Horwitz - Chess Studies or Endings of Games 1851




L. Prokes 1934

White plays and makes a draw!


More animated studies are found on this website. Look around...





Bone,W 1904

White plays and wins.


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