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update: 16-1-2022

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Lichess.org has a huge collection of endgames to study also with Endgame Studies,

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Ever seen or heard of the Phantom Chess board?

Just informing you that you may play against any opponent on the Internet at a "normal 3D" physical Chessboard.

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Two new books written by Sergei Tkachenko issued by Ilan Rubin:

 

For sale at Amazon.

  

For sale at Amazon.

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WCCI reminder.

Please submit PGN's for WCCI
 
The judges for the 2019-2021 WCCI clearly prefer that you submit PGN files for the championship.
 
You are allowed to submit both PGN and PDF.
 
If you only submit a PDF you put a heavy workload on the judges.
 
Deadline: January 20, 2022 

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For now the prelimanary results of the Chessstar 2021 tournament are available in the PDF

Winner Michael Pasman,

2nd prize to Steffen Nielsen and

3rd prize for Lubos Kekely with Michal Hlinka.

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In the b-section the winner is Igor Jarinmonov,

2nd prize for Rainer Buhmann with Martin Minski

3rd prize for Luis Miguel González and Vidadi Zamanov

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In the c-section some nice studies as well.

The notation study of Kuzmichev is not properly done in the pdf

(Should be: 1.e7! (1.Kd7? Rf6! 2.e7 Rxd6+! 3.Kc8 Rc6+! 4.Kd7 Rc7+!)  

1…Ke6! (1… Kxd6 - stalemate ) 2.d7 Rh4 3.d8N+! 

a) 3…Bxd8 4.edN+!draw, 

b) 3…Kd6 4.Sb7+! (4.Sf7+? Kc7! 5.Sg5 Bc3! 6.Kf7 Rf4+! 7.Ke6 Rf6+!)

4…Ke6 5.Sd8+! Kf6 6.Sc6! (6.Kd7? Rd4+! 7.Kc8 Rc4+! 8.Kb7 Rc7+! 9.Ka6 K*e7!) 6… Rh5 7.Sxa5! Rxa5 8.Kf8! Rh5 

9.e8N+! draw echo-chameleon transformation into a knight!)

 

Also in the PDF a d-section with 5 nice Maljutka's !

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The (late) result of Sachova Skladba 2015-2016 tournament available.

Winner L. Salai, 2nd prize to J.Polasek with A. Fica, 3rd prize to Vladislav Tarasiuk.

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In the Israeli Variantim 85 magazine interesting study articles by

Amatzia Avni, Gady Costeff and Michael Pasman

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Happy New Year 2022 to all Arves friends (with a study) by Vladislav Tarasiuk from Ukraine.

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An article about the theme: two-knights against a pawn by Vladimir Kuzmichev.

New frontiers in the Troitsky line, by Vladimir Kuzmichev

Replayable studies added.

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The Die Schwalbe 2019-2020 tournament is won by Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen.

He also won the 2nd prize !

3rd prize to Gunter Sonntag.

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Amatzia Avni introduces his article in Chess Magazine issue Jan 2022 with 3 studies.

One Good Idea is Enough

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For the Jan Timman 70 Jubilee tournament

the first 5 prize winners are:

1. Michael Pasman

2. Yuri Bazlov

3. Steffen Nielsen

4. Geir Ostmoe

5. Pavel Arestov

Timman 70 JT

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A new issue of Finales Y Temas (in spanish)  by José Copié:

Finales Y Temas 119

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Chessbase has added an Endgame Studies app to their product-line.

You can try to solve online as well.

Check it out.

At YouTube also an introduction to the Application.

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Technical: SSL security has been implemented.

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The Moscow 2021 is won by Michael Pasman

2nd prize for Pavel Arestov with Steffen Nielsen,

3rd prtize goes to Martin Minski and

4th prize to Jan Sprenger.

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Vladislav Tarasiuk has written a nice article

about the famous Richard Reti study created 100 years ago.

Réti's Study Is 100 Years Old !

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David Gurgenidze and Martin Minski win the 1st prize of the FRME 7th Moroccon 2021

2nd prize to Sergei Osintsev, 3rd prize to Pavel Arestov and Daniel Keith

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For the Ukraine 20th Championship 2021 tournament there was this theme set:

After White's move, a position arises where three white pieces (rooks, bishops or knights) are attacked by one or more black pieces.

Attacked piece might be defended when it is threatened by a pawn.

 

The winners are:

1st place - Vladislav Tarasiuk

2nd place - Eduard Eilazyan

3rd place - Andrii Sergiienko, Vladislav Tarasiuk, Vladimir Samilo (joint)

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Martin Minski with Michael Roxlau enjoy a drink from the Jenever bottle, which Martin did win in the 13th Arves Jenever contest.

(The position on the Chessboard is of there co-study, winning the 7th prize in the Sergey Zakharov MT 2021)

 Martin Minski wins the prize for the  Arves Jenever 13th 2021

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For the Zhigulovskie Zori 2021 tournament the winners are:

1st prize to  Martin Minski with Alexander Stavrietsky

2nd prize to Pavel Arestov with Peter Krug

3rd prize to Alexey Gasparyan

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For the Sergey Zakharov MT 2021 the 5 prize-winners are:

First prize to: M. Gromov with O. Pervakov

2nd prize to: L.M. Gonzalez

3rd prize S. Osintsev

4rd prize to V. Tarasiuk

5th prize to J. Sprenger

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For the 15th UAPA 2021 tournament with 3 Sections

the winners of 1-2 prizes of the theme section 

Rook +pawn vs Bishop + Knight

are: Pavel Arestov and Sergey Osintsev

The free-win section was won by Andzei Jasik.

The free-draw section was won by 

Pavel Arestov with Michal Hlinka

UAPA 15th 2021

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Again sad news:

Composer Buyannemekh, Bizijagin 1946-2001 

from Mongolia passed away at 1 November 2021.

He created about 66 Endgame studies.

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The CQL 6.1 has now specific extra options to Search in the HHdbVI !

Look under CQL Key concepts,  "Heijden Database VI interface"

Chess Query Language 6

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Again Sad News:

Yesterday 26-10 Ed van de Gevel passed away.

Ed was a long time member of Arves and also long time contributer to EG.

We will miss him.

Van de Gevel, Ed 1960-2021

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Alexei Popov wins the study section of the 5th YCCC

2nd place goes to Ilija Serafimovic (Serbia) and 3rd to Andrii Sergiienko (Ukraine).

12 studies competed.

The YCCC is a youth composing tournament in various genres (for composers under 23 years of age).

All in all, 50 composers competed.

5th YCCC Section B 2021

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SAD NEWS:

Marco Campioli passed away on 17-10-2021.

a well-known composer of studies from Sassuolo (Italy).

Campioli, Marco 1954 - 2021

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Studies awarded for the Sinfonie Scacchistice 2020

A theme tournament about positions with more than 10 pieces.

New issue of EG 226 is issued:

 

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 The results of the  Chess Artistry Competition in memory of Pal Benko are showed here

by some nice online interviews by Judit Polgar

with John Nunn, Vladimir Kramnik, Yochanan Afek, Harold van der Heijden,

Ben Smolkin, Marjan Kovacevic, Itay Richardson.

 

The winner of the torunament is Sergiy Didukh

2nd prize for Yuri Bazlov

and 5 more prizes, 7 Honorable Mentions

and 6 Commendations.

You can replay all the studies from here: Benko MT 2021 

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The memorial tournament Yuri Belyakin 100 MT 2021 is won by Sergey Osintsev

2nd prize for Petr Kiryakov with Martin Minski.

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The winner of the FIDE 9th World Cup 2021 is Aleksandr Stavrietsky

2nd prize is for Vladislav Tarasiuk

3rd prize winner is Jan Timman

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The Jubilee Tournament Polasek Vlasak 64 JT is won by Martin Minski.

2nd/3rd prices shared by Oleg Pervakov and Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe

4th prize to Yuri Bazlov

5th prize for Ludek Sedlak

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You may find and download Variantim-84 from The Israeli Chess Society website

with The Reti study at 100 by Gady Costeff

and Israeli study successes abroad  by Michael Pasman.

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In the Polish Chess Fed 2020 tournament the first prize winner is Gady Costeff

with a spectacular positional draw with two black Queens against a Knight and Bishop,

Second prize is won by Vladimir Kuzmichev with a miniature.

3rd prize goes to Marek Halski.

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In the UAPA 14th 2021 tournament for the thematic section: Fortress, the winner is Sergey Osintsev.

In the free sections Win and Draw interesting studies can be found.

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In the Platov 140 MT tournament the 1st prize winner is Sergey Didukh.

2nd prize is for Luis Miguel Gonzales.

3rd prize goes to Steffen Nielsen.

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Marc Bourzutschky presents analyses of the

 8-men Tablebase explorations “opposing 1 pawn” endgames

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Four yet unknown studies of Jan Timman:

Dutch composers and unknown studies of Jan Timman.

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20 July is International Chess Day !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Chess_Day

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Peter Krug is free again and here he shows his inspirational view in Hallein (A), he uses to create studies like this one.

 

 

Peter Krug in Braunau-prison but still composing.

He lost his job and all of his money due to the Corona hard restrictions.

He refused to comply.

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At Netflix the french movie Joueuse (2009) is available.

In English the name is Queen to Play. 

Chess played by women is popular at the moment.

The chess setting, moves and games look technicaly OK.

  

 

Recomended to inspire others to learn and play chess.

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New book issued by Ilham Aliev (together with Shaig Guliyev):

«THE MYSTERIOUS PAWN»

In the new book (200 pages, 165x240) by Ilham Aliev (together with Shaig Guliyev)

"THE Mysterious PAWN",

one can get acquainted with the mysterious world of the pawn.

The 5-part book contains over 600 examples: opening traps, games, combinations, endgame positions and 67 studies.

     The book is intended for a wide range of readers - from amateur to high-level chess players.

Section 1: FROM GRECO TO CARLSEN.

Section 2: OPENING TRAPS.

Section 3: COMBINATIONS.

Section 4: ENDGAMES. 

Section 5: ENDGAME STUDIES.

Azerbaijan Chess Composition Commission
Ilham Aliev, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Hikaru Nakamura tests Garry Kasparov with solving Endgame studies !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vri2CHdwI0c&list=RDCMUCweCc7bSMX5J4jEH7HFImng

 

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19 may 2021 an article in the Daily Telegraph (British) newspaper

with a tribute to the EG-Magazine,

written by Macolm Pein:

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 CQL 6.1 is available from  http://www.gadycosteff.com/cql 

Lewis Stiller and Gady Costeff recommend to use this version.

 

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Marc Bourzutschky presents the 8-men Tablebase: first explorations

Interesting new cooks, some new studies and some very long lines.

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In the Issue 52 of the Fairy chess magazine Quartz,

there is an article with many chess studies with the Domination Theme.

 

First part of this article:

 

 

There is also an article (page 875) with corrected studies by Paul Rãican.

 

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SPAM email going around:

There is an email going around which is not sent by Arves.

It looks like:

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Hi,

We are happy to greet you.

We're asking you to post a blog article on your site arves.org,

Which will be related to the gambling site.

If you accept our request, then please mail me back with the price you charge.

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Advice, Ignore the email !

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Peter Krug (left) teaching Chess by showing some beauty Endgame studies:

The black Rook is just attacked by the White King, where to go?

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Young Talent Composing;

At the website of Chessbase a nice article by Gady Costeff about young Chess composers:

 

 

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As mentioned before: at the

Chessbase website, Siegfried Hornecker

publishes each month an article with a study with interesting history.

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Sad news: Mikhail Zinar, "pawn-endgame composer", has died yesterday (4.2.2021).

Zinar, Mikhail 1951-2021

More also about him at (Russian website): https://chesspro.ru/_events/2008/zinar.html

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Watch the very popular Netflix miniserie The Queen's Gambit (trailer), with very good chess acting.

A very nice drama with a lot of mixed chesshistory and also very good real chess quality.

Highly recommended to watch now during these winter days.

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In the very popular Netflix miniserie The Queen's Gambit (trailer), the Russian player Borgov is an expert at Endgames.

A very nice drama with a lot of mixed chesshistory and very good chess quality.

Highly recommended!

 

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L. Prokes 1934

White plays and makes a draw!

 

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