Chess study 16
Oleg Pervakov study
Apart from being a composer himself, he is also an organiser and the judge in the composing tournaments. Today, we are going to take a look at a brilliant study by Oleg Pervakov, which won the 2nd place in the Afek 64 tournament held in 2016.
White to play and win
Here is what Yochanan Afek had to say about this study:
"Mutual tactical blows ending up in an ideal mate following two active self-blocks. The quiet stunning sacrifice 2 Nh4!! creating an echo threat to the final mate and the subtle 3 Rd1! as well as the pair of bishop sacrifices all turn this study to a genuine gem in the best of my own favourite romantic style."
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