Selection of studies out of more than 400 composed by

Mikhail Afanasievich Zinar 

(Ukraine, 9.5.1951 - 4.2.2021).

(Or birthday 22.11.1950)


See EG 176. He has created many pawn endings.

At chesscomposerblogspot some more information.

More about him in this book by Sergei Tkachenko.

More about this book at:

 and at the Russian website:

Accordinng to this website his birthday should be 22.11.1950 !


 Zinar and Utesov (monument).

Odessa, city garden. October 2007.


Zinar was awarded the title of Master of Sports of the USSR in 1987

and won the bronze medal in the studies competition of the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing in 2013.

He lived his last years in Hvozdavka near Odessa in Ukraine.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))