Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian

Cool puzzles from the Legendary Genrikh Kasparian

dynamicchess970
dynamicchess970
Jun 12, 2017, 12:33 AM |
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Genrikh Kasparyan  is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies. Outside Armenia, he is better known by the Russian version of his name Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparyan or Kasparian (Russian: Генрих Моисеевич Каспарян).

Kasparyan became a national master in 1936 and an international master in 1950. He was awarded the titles of International Judge of Chess Compositions in 1956 and International Grandmaster of Chess Composition in 1972, the first composer to receive this title from FIDE (Harkola 2007).

Kasparyan was also an active chess player, winning the Armenian championship ten times[1] (from 1934 to 1956, including two ties with future World Champion Tigran Petrosian) and the Tiflis championship three times (1931, 1937, 1945). He reached the USSR Championship finals four times (1931, 1937, 1947, 1952), but never finished higher than tenth place.

Kasparyan is best known for his compositions. He started with chess problems, mainly three-movers, but soon discovered that his best field was in endgame studies. He wrote several books and collections and composed about 600 studies, many on the theme of domination, winning 57 first prizes.[2] He won the USSR Composing Championship several times.

LET"S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF HIS PUZZLES!

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN 

 

WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN

These puzzles are for you to solve.Set up a chess board and try yout best!The second one is a little tough so I've uploaded this video below in case you are still wondering about the solution!