Study by Y. Afek - The Theme is Forks

Oct 26, 2014, 9:41 AM |

It's time to come a bit more up to date, though no doubt there will be a return to the earlier period. The composer featured in the today's study is still very much alive and composing. He is a player, trainer, composer, chess journalist and and arbiter, being an International Master as a player, an International Master of composition,

International arbiter, and International Arbiter of chess composition, the only person to hold all 4 of these titles. He is an Israeli but I understand has been mostly based in The Netherlands for several years.

This study is from 1996 Joseph Memorial Tournamentof 1996. This could be the Joseph featured in an earlier blog, but I have not been able to verify this with google. In this study white is able to take advantage of the awkward position and knight fork possibilities to draw a hopeless looking posiition. This study is taken from 'Endgame Virtuosity' a selection of Chess Studies by Israeli composers.