Mastery: Tactics

Tatev's Favorite Studies

Tatev's Favorite Studies

Tatev Abrahamyan analyzes five studies by the great composer Alois Wotawa. Find out Tatev's best puzzle solving strategies that can help with puzzles and real games.

  • Tatev's Favorite Studies: Introduction

    Tatev Abrahamyan kicks off her review of some of the best studies ever, with this short but tricky puzzle by Alois Wotawa. Find out Tatev's best tips for solving tricky chess studies.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tatev's Favorite Studies: Too Many D-Pawns

    Tatev Abrahamyan continues her look at studies by Alois Wotawa. Figure out White's unique path to survival. This study was first published with an error, which shows that even great authors and puzzle solvers don't get everything right!

    • 11 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tatev's Favorite Studies: Stopping The Pawns

    Tatev Abrahamyan brings you another great study by Alois Wotawa. How can you make White's rook and one pawn more valuable than Black's army of passed pawns?

    • 16 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tatev's Favorite Studies: How To Promote?

    Tatev Abrahamyan demonstrates another study by the great composer Alois Wotawa. Your pawn is nearly ready to promote, but Black's rooks are about to skewer on the g-file. What can you do?

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tatev's Favorite Studies: Checkmate Or Stalemate?

    Tatev Abrahamyan demonstrates the most difficult study yet! White's king looks like it's about to get checkmate but there's a cunning defense. Watch as she demonstrates the key amazing ideas.

    • 16 min
    • 5 challenges
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