Selection of studies composed by 

John Derek Beasley

(England, 15.2.1940).

John has an interesting website with a lot of Endgamestudy articles

More information about him on the french Wikipedia, BDS and ChessComposersBlogspot

A endgamebook he wrote (with Timothy Whitworth) in 1996:

 You can read this book for free online here.


Recently, in October 2017, a second edition was issued.

It contains 160 studies (20 new ones) with extensive commentary. 192 pages.

After an Introduction the book has 3 parts with in total 17 chapters.

The chapters show studies with certain themes, like i.e. :

"Winning material", "Losing the move", "Underpromotion", "Fortress and blockade" or "Echoes and repetitions".


And he wrote the Arves book "Depth and Beauty" (2003) about studies of Artur Mandler:

 On his website you can find this book completely scanned !!


In 2022 he pbublished:


(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))