Study by Andre Cheron

Oct 17, 2014, 7:59 AM |

In his introduction to the book '1234 Endings' Andre Cheron disinguished between his own speciality, which he termed didactic end-games, and the ones which featured in the book, which he referred to as artistic end-games. He stated that ' Didactic end-games are elementary positions from which all unnecessary forces are absent, the presence of which would would change a general position into a particular one without practical value.' He goes on to say that didactic endings primary aim is utility not beauty. However, some of his work though no doubt intended to be instructional did find its way into the 'artistic' collection, as they were beautiful in themselves.

The following position is one which I would probably resign without giving it too much thought.