Thursday, 2 October 2008

An Invaluable Endgame Resource

Courtesy of Australian Games Archivist Paul Dunn, comes word of an online source for the endgame study magazine EG. EG was founded in 1965 by John Roycroft and has published outstanding endgame studies since then. Issues 1 to 152 are available in pdf format at
The study shown here is the very first study from the very first issue, and fittingly it was composed by magazine editor John Roycroft himself. It is White to play and win (NB In studies the with this stipulation the aim is to reach a 'winning' position. Achieving a terminal position, eg mate, is not always necessary)

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