Studies awarded for the

70th birthday jubilee of

Yochanan Afek:

Afek, Yochanan 1952

 Yochanan Afek dedicated his original study to all participants, inspired by the game Aronian- Vidit.

This study was published in the same award  issue of Variantim 89.

First the game between: Lev Aronian and  Santosh Gujrathi Vidit where the study was inspired by:


Judge Árpád Rusz: 48 studies were published in Variantim during the year 2022. Exactly
one-third of them (16) got into my award. While this was pure coincidence, I like this percentage.

This preliminary award will become final following the confirmation period
on the 15th of August, 2023.