Saturday, 25 April 2009

Becoming a 'chess' word

There are a number of people who have become 'chess words'. Some of them are famous as players, while others are only known through their creations. For example Philidor was both a famous player, a well known opening, and a couple of different endgame positions. On the other hand Saavedra is mainly famous because of a chess study from 1895.
Another famous study, known by the name of its creator is the Joseph Study. First published in 1922, it is often shown in its abbreviated form (ie after both pawns have promoted). Here is the full study, with a beginning just as interesting as the finish. It is of course White to play and win.

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