Chess.com's Weekly Study: May 22nd 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.

A. Gurvich, 1927

Enjoy!

DanielRensch

Now this, is a tough one... 

ArgoNavis

Much better than the daily puzzle.

Tapirello

Nice puzzle, managed to solve it without making a mistake. What do I win?

7ofKnight

I have absolutely no idea how to proceed in this kind of position. I mean I might have an idea, but not the correct one, though I only manage to get Kg4 right.

EvgeniyKovalev

HELLO OBAMA?

Josefrieyro

Magnifica lección

n9531l
7ofKnight wrote:

I have absolutely no idea how to proceed in this kind of position.

You just have to visualize the stalemate at the start. Easier said than done.

faayez

Surprise

7ofKnight

Thanks, N9....i got it...

 

 

fightingbob
DanielRensch wrote:

Now this, is a tough one... 

Sorry to disagree with you, Mr. Rensch, but this is one of the easiest studies so far.  It seems obvious from the start what needs to be done, and the stalemate is the kicker at the end.  You hardly even need a board for this one.