Chess.com's Weekly Study: October 23th 2016

DailyFun

Hello Chess.com! 

 

Starting with 2016, we will be posting a Weekly Study, courtesy of Yochanan Afek, Grandmaster for composing endgame studies. These challenging positions are designed to stimulate (and improve upon!) your creativity, depth of calculation, pattern recognition and pure imagination.

L. Mitrofanov 1970

 

Enjoy!

Arisktotle

This assignment illustrates that studies are not made to cause hardship on solvers but to radiate beauty! The flow of the solution is so natural that it could even be solved by the Daily Puzzle crowd :D. Just play the only fair move at every turn!

M668

12...Qxb3+ is forced.

 

There's no need for an exclamation mark.

strongmove123

what about 12.Kxb3 :vxvc

Arisktotle

Yes, what about it? :vxxxfgscxxxnn

n9531l

I enoy giving my opponent a choice of stalemates when I give him my queen.