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EG1 July 1965
Editorial introduction
“A complete collection of E G will, over the years take the place of books of studies.”
Chess endgame study circle inauguration
EG2 October 1965
Editorial
“One of the first things that strikes the endgame study enthusiast is the fact that there have been no great British composers.”
Editorial
“The suggestion has been made that we use Forsyth notation in order to save space. This we shall never do. Forsyth notation is liable to all kinds of error, is very troublesome to check, and is, in our opinion, an insult to the composer whose position is Forsythed”
Editorial
“Why E G ... E G is very nearly egg. Analogies between the egg and the endgame study are not hard to find”
EG3 January 1966
Editorial
“What kind of organisation do study enthusiasts need?”
Letter on studies [in French] by Andre Cheron.
“[quotes Keats A thing of beauty is a joy forever]”
EG4 April 1966
Editorial
“In the collection of Russian studies entitled 'The Soviet Chess Study, published in 1955, there was included a general article on study composition entitled Chess Poetry, written by A. S. Gurvich. This deals at length with the difficult question of the aesthetic in chess studies. Gurvich rejects all that is mechanical, systematized or unnatural..”
The Modern Miniature by Adam Sobey.
“Whilst it is arguable that in the endgame study, where the restriction on the duration of the struggle is not relevant, the shades of force are more clearly be graded as miniatures, I have, nonetheless, restricted the total force on the board to seven men.”
Symmetry by C.M. Bent.
“to present the study of symmetry as an aspect of chess every bit as important to the composer when searching for a theme as are his investigations into the elements of stalemate, Zugzwang, under-promotion, the settingiup of a fortress, or a perpetual check and so on. Few chess lovers can remain anattracted by the visually pleasing patterns of symmethical positions.”
Q: Why does E G use S for knight?
EG5 July 1966
Editorial
“In all debate between player and study-enthusiast, or player and prolemist, or player and fairy specialist, it is the implicit assumption of the player that his field - the game - is somehow in a position of priority and superiority. If this implicit assumption of superiority collapses then much of the player's side in the debate collapses also. Asall that we claim for studies is equality it is odd that players are unwilling to debate on these terms.”
EG6 October 1966
The Technique of Study Composition by G.M. Kasparian..
EG7 January 1967
Ladislav Prokes: The Player's Composer
“If there is a single composer whose work is likely to make studies really popular, that composer is Prokes”
The Classification of Endgames Studies by J.R. Harman.
“The purpose of indexing endgame studies is to facilitate retrieving those of like material or those of like idea...While useful, particularly for practical players, it is clearly of little value for correlating endgames of similar ideas, since the same idea can be realised with very different material”
EG7-supplement January 1967
EG8 April 1967
A note on 2 S's v. R+B by Roycroft.
“It needs a master player to devote a year to it before any conclusions can be drawn, and masters are naturally in general more interested in practical endings.”
Below is the score of a game found in A. D. Brunswick's rooms after his death under mysterious circumstances
EG9 July 1967
Romanian Composers by V. Nestorescu.
EG10 October 1967
Editorial by Roycroft.
“apology for the endgame study”
Declining the double attack, as a study theme by G. Afanasiev and E. Dvizov.
EG11 January 1968
Troitzky's 1910 Article by J. Selman.
“Russian theorists in the field of chess study composing have always considered the following article hy the famous Russian composer A. A. Troitzky (1866-1942) to be the very base of to-day's chess study theory”
Single-type Batteries by T. B. Gorgiev..
EG12 April 1968
Some aspects of composing by C. M. Bent.
“Only a fellow composer can share the tribulations and the satisfactions in creating a study oneself.”
Pawnlessness by A.J. Sobey.
EG13 July 1968
The Phoenix Principle in the End-game by H. M. Lommer.
“We are told that, when his hour had come, the mythical Phoenix had the unique prerogative of self immolation on the funeral pyre only to rise agailn newborn from the ashes to fight another day. This very same principle applies also to the end-game when recurrent pawn promotions to the same piece are made, each of which until the very last sacrificing itself in battle so that a yet unborn generation may prevail”
Reti Manoeuvre or Marco Manoeuvre? by A. J. Roycroft..
R and B v. 2 S's by A. J. Roycroft.
“[short note with Amelung studies]”
EG14 October 1968
The middle of the board from the point of view of endings by Carlos Alberto Peronace.
“I should like, through the medium of EG, to be as didactic as space will allow me, and make certain observations on the artistic effect which the solutions of some studies evoke in the enthusiast, pursuing the themes of struggle, encirclement, stalemate, threat of mate, snap mate etc. according as they are evolved in the corner, on the edge, or in the middle of the board”
Gallery of study composers: V.A. Yakovenko. by F.S. Bondarenko..
EG15 March 1969
Chess endings: didactic and epicurean by Gerald Abrahams.
I like endings, but... by Walter Veitch.
“Of chess, I regret to say, I expected too much. I hoped for lasting satisfaction from ideas of growing depth, but after some years of dedication I had sadly to conclude that, while the technical difficulties of chess may be endless, its scope for ideas has by now been pretty fully explored and there is on the whole very little gain in the depth of ideas.”
EG16 June 1969
A note on the indexing of endgame studies by W.H. Cozens.
“The indexing of studies is a fascinating and, to composers and judges, a very important subject. Any method is likely to be laborious but once the initial work is done the index is in existence and available for use. Unfortunately it is probable that dozens or even hundreds of lovers of the study have started their own private systems, all duplicating one another's work and producing fragmentary indexes which cannot be combined. Fifty people who have each indexed a thousand studies could, if their work had been done to a master plan, have indexed fifty thousand studies in the same time.”
A progress report by J.R. Harman.
“This note relates to Mr Harman's growing collection of studies organised to retrieve anticipations”
Improving studies by G. M. Kasparian..
EG17 August 1969
Computers [note] by Roycroft.
“Now ex-World Champion Botvinnik predicts...that in 1970 a computer will beat a grandmaster. ... Other experts remain unconvinced that such a great advance in computer chess is possible so soon.”
EG18 November 1969
S. Kozlowski by A. J. Roycroft.
“All the known studies by Kozlowski are given here.”
Towards Perfection by C. M. Bent.
“Which composer having submitted a study to an editor has never had it returned with a polite note pointing out a flaw in its construction? Which composer has not eliminated this fault, only to have his revised version rejected again? This is perhaps not too surprising when you consider the improbability of the composer combining the skill of the analytical expert with his own creative talent. The composer may be up against an insuperable difficulty inherent in his task. Indeed a third and all subsequent attempts may fail. It is no good his saying, I'll eat my hat if this latest version isn't all right MOW. This is as bad for the digestion as it is for one's wardrobe.”
Pawn Mates by S. R. Capsey..
EG19 March 1970
Spotlight: A multiple phoenix by W. Veitch and W. D. Ellison.
Some lesser known Kasparyan studies by A. J. Roycroft.
At work with the J. R. Harman index
“Today after more than four years of patient unremitting application the filing cabinets in the room where he works cover one of the walls to the extent of three men standing side by side. In every one of the forty eight cabinets are cards, each with a diagram, solution and notes and bearing coded tags of many colours. They lie closely packed together, mute symbols of the work of composers past and present the world over. Every definable area of composition has a section to itself, and if their compositions have a factor in common the names of the little known are juxtaposed with the immortals.”
EG20 August 1970
Unpinning in studies by G. Afanasiev and E. Dvizov..
An artist has left us by Friedrich Chlubna. Obituary of Dr. Alois Wotawa..
EG21 Octobar 1970
All right then, so Black makes a queen by C. M. Bent.
“her massive presence makes her the instant target of the white pieces who, like ants rallying to repel an intruder will perform miracles of valour. So have pity for the black queen who in the realm of endgame studies plays a most disadvantageous role and is made to appear an ignominious figure. Where the white queen is often a heroine the black queen is invariably the villainess. No piece is more unpopular; no superior personage ever suffered such outrageous induces the most startling reactions from the affronted opposition. It is with some disdain, then, that on being confronted with such an without the support of her attendants, she may get fatally in the way of her own king, suffer the rigours of confinement, be made to appear overbearingly stupid in the performance of stalemate, and be generally hounded about all over the board.”
EG22 November 1970
EG23 February 1970
EG24 May 1971
EG25 July 1971
Study economy and grotesque positions by T. B. Gorgiev.
“Study composers, even more than problemists, are well aware of the principle of economy in composition. This principle, of course, is nothing new and is a basic artistic tenet for all aspects of art - literature, music, sculpture and so on. A definite economy of means of expression is characteristic of great works of art.”
Workshop by C. M. Bent.
“So what I propose to do is to present a related series of studies with a common thread of continuity and from among these to scrutinize a few in detail to see how this composer, at any rate, sets about his work.”
EG26 October 1971
Engineer Paul Farago, obituary.
Discussion of endgame of two bishops of same color and knight against knight
EG27 January 1972
EG28 April 1972
EG29 September 1972
The codex for chess compositions by Walter Veitch..
Coincidence. G. M. Kasparyan.
An excursion into the last century. by G. M. Kasparyan..
The zugzwang and the squeeze by David Hooper..
Review of Test Tube Chess by A. J. Roycroft.
EG30 November 1972
Excerpts from review of Nabokov's Poems and Problems
“Nabokov refuses to apologise for including chess problems in a collection of poems. They demand from the composer the same virtues that characterise all worth-while art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity and splendid insincerity. The composing of these ivory-andebony riddles (elsewhere in the review FW coins the phrase 'flawless and hermetic artefact') is a comparatively rare gift and an extravagantly sterile occupation; but then all art is inutile, and divinely so, if compared to a number of more popular human endeavours.”
Judging studies by J.R. Harman.
“Memory is notoriously unreliable, at the best of times. As one ages, moreover, it is common experience that memory for recent events is not as retentive as for earlier. Judges tending to be older rather than younger, the danger of a poor award cannot be ignored.”
Comments on Richard Harman's Article by A. J. Roycroft..
EG31 April 1973
EG32 May 1973
Boris Andreyevitch Sakharov obituary
EG33 July 1973
Cozio! Part 1 by A.J. Roycroft..
The Wandering King by T. B. Gorgiev.
“Nowadays, many people, whatever their station in life, are interested, even passionately so, in travelling. It is much easier now to make even a round-the-world tour than in the days of Jules Verne. Curiously, the same interest in travel is shown by some pieces on the chess board.”
One thing leads to another: the first experiences of a novice composer. by J.D. Beasley..
Newcomers' Corner by J.D. Beasley.
“An experiment in which we propose to examine a few studies in detail, taking the reader gently through the side variations and the motivations which are normally taken for granted.”
EG34 November 1973
The classification of studies by G.M. Kasparyan.
“Modern study composition has reached a stage of development where it is difficult to find one's bearings in the variety of works published. The qualitative, and in particular the quantitative dimensions of the modern study are rapidly increasing. If one assumes that at the present time some 25,000-30,000 studies exist, then the desire naturally arises to know what are all these studies, spread through many different publications throughout the world - in books, magazines and newspapers.”
Newcomers' corner by J.D. Beasley..
EG35 March 1974
The study with the vanishing past by T.B. Gorgiev..
EG36 July 1974
Newcomers' corner by J.D. Beasley.
Retroanalysis and codex again by Walter Veitch.
From one edge to another
“[Note on title of earlier Gorgiev piece.]”
EG37 September 1974
Necomers' corner by J.D. Beasley..
EG38 October 1974
Schools and styles in the modern study. by E. Umnov..
Newcomers' corner 6 by J.D. Beasley..
EG39 February 1975
Newcomers' corner 7 by J.D. Beasley..
In memoriam F.J. Prokop by Walter Korn.
Story of a composition (No. 262 in EG8) by Andrew Miller..
EG40 May 1975
A computer program for the ending wP v bB (4 men on the board) by A.J.Roycroft.
A review of end-game studies embodying a Novotny-Plachutta by J.R. Harman.
EG41 July 1975
Spotlight by Walter Veitch.
“Discussion of Umnov's article in EG 38”
The All-Union tourney of Komunisti, 1973 by M. Botvinnik and V. Neidze.
“The judges decided to evaluate the entries on a scale worked out by themselves. As such a scale had not been adopted for studies before, the judges proposed the following as an experiment”
EG42 October 1975
EG43 February 1976
XVIII meeting of FIDE Commission for Composition by A.J. Roycroft..
Studies statistics from the FIDE albums (1914-1964) by A.J. Roycroft..
When the echo resounds by David Gurgenidze.
You don't need formulae. by G.M. Kasparyan.
“Recently attempts have been made to evaluate studies and judge tourneys using formulae with points scales. One of these systems is the notorious 15-point scale*. It has failed entirely to justify itself. Another, similar, system is suggested on pages 235-6 of EG41. This system has a scale of 11 points. Like all other attempts to evaluate studies on the basis of contrived formulae using points scales, this one, in my opinion, is also harmful.”
Newcomers' Corner 8 by J.D. Beasley..
Review of American Chess Art by A.J. Roycroft..
EG44 May 1976
Newcomers' Corner 9 by J.D. Beasley..
Reflected or rotated diagrams by A.J. Roycroft..
EG45 July 1976
Promotion tasks with minimal force by J.D. Beasley.
“we shall consider legal positions where either W or Bl has a minimal force and where W can win or draw only by making a specified promotion.”
Brief notes on Georgia by A.J. Roycroft.
EG46 November 1976
Themes, themes by G.M. Kasparyan.
“To be honest, I derived no real satisfaction from composing D223. Why? Because the artificiality of the set theme restricted the imaginativepossibilities, put barriers in the way of interpretation. Two set themes, both intended to inspire new and interesting compositions (leaving aside the competitive aspect). Eut, was that aim achieved? I think that the tournament produced little from the creative point of view. The competitors had to expend a great deal of time and energy but little of genuine value resulted. And another point. There is a multitude of study themes, and one can artificially devise new ones. But is it necessary to place such narrow restrictions on composers in such tourneys? It is much more pleasant for the composer to compose as he wishes, without limitations”
Note on the article King and rook against King by Donald Michie
EG47 January 1977
ASSIAC's 1400 New Statesman chess columns.
EG48 July 1977
Rook promotions in the defence. by A. Van Tets..
Variations on a pawn theme. by T.G. Whitworth..
New books and reviews: Advances in computer chess 1
“Of the 7 papers in this fascinating collection, the most valuable for the endgame is 'Describing Pawn Structures7,”
New books and reviews: The World Computer Chess Championship by Hayes and Levy by A.J. Roycroft.
“a full and highly informative account of the 1974 event won by the Soviet program KAISSA...it never fails to astonish me that computer chess is still so weak in the endgame.”
EG49 October 1977
A classic of study composition by Aleksander Sarychev.
“Tigran Borisovich Gorgiev belonged to the generation of composers which came to the fore in the late 1920s and played such a significant role in the development of the art. He is rightly called one of the classics of study composition.”
EG50 February 1978
A basic idea (matrix) expressed in different ways (settings) by Jehuda Hoch..
EG51 June 1978
Editorial by Roycroft.
“We continue with our venture, despite three major blows”
Stalemate by pinning in the middle of the board by Jan Rusinek.
EG52 July 1978
Endingburgh by Roycroft.
“Five out of nine papers presented at a two-day conference on Advances in Computer Chess related to some aspect of the endgame”
EG53 August 1978
EG54 October 1978
Notes by Roycroft.
EG55 April 1979
AJR Notes by Roycroft.
Not an original study by G.M. Kasparyan.
“The study by A. Sarychev awarded 1st prize in the Gorgiev memorial tourney 1977 and reproduced as No. 3369 in EG53 is not original.”
White minimals by G.M. Kasparyan.
“The degree to which the power of each piece is utilised is the main indicator of minimum economy of material.”
Birth of a Modern Endgame Study by Pal Benko.
EG56 June 1979
How the GBR Class 0103 data base was created (see EG52, p. 25) by Tim Niblett and John Roycroft.
In the footsteps of Father Rinck by J. Vandiest.
Castling in studies by E. Pogosyants.
EG57 July 1979
The 'Roycroft Jubilee' tourney of EG by Roycroft.
EG58 November 1979
Fide Albums by Roycroft.
Alternating blockade by A.G.Kopnin.
The ideal mate: a personal view by Andr6 ChSron.
EG59 January 1980
Both sides sacrifice queens (development of an idea) by Leonard Katsnelson.
EG60 April 1980
A magician of the study: part I by Ya. Vladimirov, part II.
“G.M. Kasparian Vitol'd Vitol'dovich Yakimchik (1911-1977) belonged to the great galaxy of Soviet composers of the older generation.”
EG61 July 1980
Logical studies by Vladimir Pachman.
EG62 November 1980
The presentation of artistic studies by S.T. Sahasrabudhe.
EG63 February 1981
Ten of the world's best studies, through the eyes of a composer (and a Computer!) by Velimir Kalandadze and John Roycroft.
Harold Lommer (obituary)
EG64 April 1981
Let bygones never be bygones! by J. Vandiest.
A letter about Cheron by Yuri Averbach.
“Cheron was one of the first to conduct systematic, genuinely scientific and methodical exploration of the endgame...”
EG65 July 1981
Memories of famous composers by A. Herbstman.
EG66 November 1981
EG67 April 1982
Soundness: the study composer's responsibility by T.G. WHITWORTH and Part II by Count Jean de Villeneuve-Esclapon.
The theme of domination of the rook's cross by the bishop: Part I by Andre Cheron.
EG68 May 1982
Essay Competition Report by Roycroft.
EG69 July 1982
That EG essay competition by Roycroft.
Memories of Henri Rinck by Dr. R. Rey Ardid.
Kubbel - a case of lese majeste? by T.G. Whitworth.
Unique studies by Vazha Neidze.
“The publication of large collections (including the FIDE Albums, the books of Lommer, Rueb, Bondarenko and especially Kasparyan) have undoubtedly helped to establish a world museum of studies. But a museum catalogue is also needed. This can only come into being after work on the classification of studies is complete.”
EG70 January 1983
Some special features of the endgame struggle rook and knight against 2 knights (GBR Class 0107) by A.G. Kopnin.
EG71 April 1983
Professor Alexander Herbstman by Alexander Hildebrand.
“It was an article by Herbstman in Zadachy i Etyudy (probably in 1935) that my father gave me, that first drew me to studies ...”
Correcting unsound studies by John Nunn.
EG72 May 1983
Authorship and attribution in chess compositions by Alexander Hildebrand.
EG73 July 1983
The Szen position by IGM Jon Speelman.
EG74 November 1983
A prophecy fulfilled (BB-N) by Roycroft.
EG75 April 1984
Two bishops against knight by Roycroft.
“Ofer Comay ... is also a champion solver and first class composer. Unknown to each other, Comay and Ken Thompson were working on the computer solution to the 0023 (GBR class) endgame at roughly the same time.”
EG76 April 1984
EG77 June 1984
IGM Pal Benko comments on IGM Nunn's EG71 article ''Correcting Unsound Studies
David Przepiorka by Alexander Goldstein.
EG78 August 1984
GBR Class 0011: a 33-move endgame by S.T. Dekker and H.J. van den Herik by This led to a running time of 28 min. 58 seconds for constructing the complete data base..
EG79 April 1985
Variations on a theme by IGM Pal Benko.
EG80 May 1985
My GBR class 0103 file by J.H. de Boer.
“If you want chess to become popular in your country the trick is to acquire a World Champion.”
Local and global study ideas or 'topographical range of logical manoeuvres' by Velimir Iosifovich Kalandadze.
EG81 July 1985
EG82 January 1986
EG83 May 1986
Pure knowledge by Donald Michie.
“Thought, as every schoolboy knows, comes in two varieties, pure and impure.”
The programs that generate endgame data bases by Ken Thompson.
GBR class 0002.01 by David Hooper.
How to play the GBR class 0023 endgame - Part 1
EG84 July 1986
How to play the GBR class 0023 endgame - Part 2
How to play the GBR class 0023 endgame - Part 3
EG85 September 1986
Queen and Pawn against Queen ... Roycroft Five Man Chess Endgame
EG86 October 1986
Longest wins in RR-R and QQ-Q
EG87 January 1987
GBR class 1033 1006 1060 by Roycroft and Thompson.
EG88 April 1987
positional draws in GBR class 0310.01 with centre pawn on any rank by David Hooper and Alexey Kopnin.
EG89 July 1987
Five for computers but six for humans by IGM Jan Timman.
Korolkov obituary
Harman obituary
EG90 November 1987
The 'ECE' endings classification system by Paul Lamford.
The evolution of an old idea by Edward A. Asaba.
EG91 March 1988
Analytical Notes 1 by David Friedgood..
The USSR, the West, and 'What is to be done?' by A.J.Roycroft (?).
“Major differences between the USSR and western chess worlds arise when it comes to the more nebulous questions of facesaving and prestige. When SHAKHMATNY BULLETIN reprinted (vi. 87) David Hooper's weighty EG83 article an acknowledgement to EG was conspicuous by its absence. When the leading prizes in Georgia's GOLDEN FLEECE tourney looked like going to non-Georgian composers it was Georgian composers who were allowed drastically corrected versions of their faulty entries. In the West we have crazy happenings too: records are burnt (Argentina); a tourney is lost without trace (Lommer Memorial); a judge may pursue a personal vendetta...”
The word 'zugzwang' in non-chess writing.
Sergei G. Zhigis by Gennady Novikov.
EG92 May 1988
GBR CLASS 0103.11
EG93 August 1988
Fun with five!
How to play the GBR class 0023 endgame part 4
Blockade yes! Fortress no? by Alexandr Manyakhin.
EG94 February 1989
The BSSR 'Zvyazda' column and G.V.Afanasiev (1909-1971) by Dmitry Naumovich NOI.
EG95 April 1989
EG96 June 1989
How a computer discovered an unusual draw, or the long story of a study by Michael Schlosser.
EG97 July 1989
Thematology - a book review by Roycroft.
EG98 October 1989
In memory of a colleague by IM Velimir I. Kalandadze.
“The Georgian school of problemists suffered a heavy loss when in ix.88 during an All-Union congress of chess composers in the town of Sukhumi GM Iosif (Joseph) Krikheli died...”
Kestutis Stalioraitis (1909-1979) by Raimondas Senkus.
EG99 January 1990
Editorial by Rocycroft.
“The French tradition responds to the question Is this exact?, while the German reacts rather to Is this true?, and the English to Does this work?. In pursuit of their respective goals the French achieve miracles of precision, the Germans plumb the depths of veracity, and the English get things moving (or used to).”
Seek and ye shall find by A. and S. Manyakhin.
“Two knights against the queen, can this be study material?”
EG100 June 1990
Operation Rescue! (see EG95) Competition report by Roycroft.
EG101 July 1990
Editorial
“If EG is to go forward into 1991 and beyond, good features must be preserved and shortcomings made good.”
Check and Counter-Check by Amatzia Avni.
How to play the GBR class 0023 endgame Part 5 (final): Phase 2
EG102-Part 1 June 1991
EG102-Part 2 May 1992
EG103 January 1992
THE TAKE-OVER OF EG BY ARVES by Jan van Reek
EG104 February 1992
COMPUTERS AND THE ENDGAME STUDY by Jan van Reek.
EG105 May 1992
STUDIES IN THE FIDE ALBUM 1986-88 by Jan Rusinek.
EG106 October 1992
GRZEGORZ GRZEBAN 1902-1991 by Jan Rusinek.
EG107 May 1992
The Halberstadt Connection by J. Vandiest.
XXXV FIDE PCCC Bonn (Germany) 22-29/viii/1992 by John Roycroft.
EG108 March 1993
QUEEN AND BISHOP AGAINST QUEEN by Aleksandr Manyakhin.
LEOPOLD ADAMOVICH MITROFANOV 2-7-1932 to 26-11-1992 by John Roycroft.
“Ballet has lost Rudolf Nureyev, studies have lost Leopold Mitrofanov.”
PAWN'S TASK by Harrie Grondijs.
EG109 December 1993
EG110 December 1993
POSITIONAL DRAW? by Jonathan Levitt.
IN THE MASTER'S FOOTSTEPS by Sergei Tkachenko.
XXXVIPCCC at Bratislava 28viii-4ix93 by John Roycroft.
EG111 May 1994
Editorial by John Roycroft.
“Life plays tricks on us. My 'Farewell' in EG 102.2 in 1991 was premature.”
EG111-supplement May 1994
FORMAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNEYS FOR ORIGINAL ENDGAME STUDIES by John Roycroft.
EG112 September 1994
Mutual Zugzwang Lists in Q-RN and Q-RB by John Roycroft and Ken Thompson.
37th FIDE PCCC Meeting, Belfort (France) - 23-30 July, 1994 by John Roycroft.
EG113 September 1994
Editorial by John Roycroft.
“Alexander Hildebrand's brain-child, the prestigious match "USSR vs. the rest-of-the-World", was won by the now very much ex-USSR over-whelmingly: 1144 points to 210 in Theme 'A' and 1080 to 287 in Theme 'B'”
EG114 December 1994
THE 6-MAN PAWNLESS ENDGAME ROOK AND BISHOP AGAINST TWO KNIGHTS WITH THE 223-MOVE WIN by John Roycroft.
EG115 February/March 1995
The 'Technology' of the Chess Study by Vladimir Korolkov.
EG116 April 1995
EG117 July 1995
An Enquiry into Excellence in Study Composing by Robert Pye.
Towards a Typology of Duals in Studies by John Roycroft.
EG118 October 1995
A.A.Troitzky - founder of the contemporary chess study by A. Herbstman.
EG118-supplement October 1995
EG119 January 1996
Introduction by A. A. Troitzky.
EG119-supplement January 1996
EG120 April 1996
Genrikh Kasparyan (1910-1995) by John Roycroft.
EG121 July 1996
On laws, conventions, and codexes by John Beasley.
EG122 October 1996
Getting the data right by John Beasley.
JOHN SELMAN AND SAAVEDRA - laying the story to rest! by John Roycroft.
EG122-supplement October 1996
EG123 January 1997
Editorial by John Roycroft.
“The chess study is close to the chess game because both study and game obey the same rules.”
39th FIDE PCCC MEETING, Tel-Aviv 12-19x96 by John Roycroft.
Interview with G.Slepyan of Belorussia by John Roycroft.
EG124 April 1997
PCCC Tel-Aviv 1996 by John Roycroft.
Troitsky revisited by Timothy Whitworth and Paul Byway.
Cooking the cook by Pal Benko.
Make it good, make it better by Pal Benko.
EG124-supplement April 1997
EG125 July 1997
Editorial by John Roycroft.
“As I write, the 19 moves of Kasparov's loss in the crucial 6th and final game of his match against IBM's Deeper Blue are being sprayed across the hemispheres.”
Important defensive techniques in rook endgames by IGM Alexander Baburin.
Harking back to a great study composer by N. Kralin and O. Pervakov.
EG126 October 1997
40th FIDE PCCC Meeting held at Pula (Croatia) from 6th-13th September 1997 by John Roycroft.
What is the difference? by A. Koranyi.
The award in the 5th World Chess Composition Tourney 1993-1996 by John Roycroft.
EG127 January 1998
Groping towards the ideal Interview with Vitold Yakimchik.
EG128 April 1998
ATTILA KORANYI 18ii1934 (Debrecen) to 17xi1997 (Budapest) by Pal Benko and Peter Gyarmati.
The study and the practical endgame L.Kubbel.
EG129 July 1998
Editorial by John Roycroft.
David Vincent HOOPER by John Roycroft.
EG130 October 1998
41st FIDE PCCC Congress St. Petersburg 25th July to 1st August 1998 by John Roycroft.
My computerised collection by Harold van der Heijden.
EG130-supplement October 1998
EG131 January 1999
Memory Corner by Walter Veitch.
EG131-supplement January 1999
EG132 April 1999
EG132-supplement April 1999
EG133 July 1999
Thompson's CD-ROMs by Harold van der Heijden.
EG133-supplement July 1999
EG134 October 1999
USSR vs Rest-of-the-World by Lars Falk.
EG135 January 2000
WORLD CONGRESS OF CHESS COMPOSITION Netanya (Israel), 23-30x1999 by John Roycroft.
TWO DIRECTIONS by T.Gorgiev.
The 'Troitzky line' and the contemporary study by G. Ya. Slepian.
DECISIVE MOVES BY THE QUEEN by I. Bondar.
EG136 April 2000
FOUR KNIGHTS BEAT THE QUEEN! by I. Bondar.
In defence of a young study composer by V.Korolkov.
EG136-supplement October 1996
EG137 July 2000
THE FIGHT AGAINST THE BLACK QUEEN by I. Bondar.
CALLING THE COMPUTER! by V. Vlasenko.
A RECIPROCAL ZUGZWANG PARADOX by Gherman Umnov.
EG138 October 2000
Anatoly Grigorevich Kuznetsov (1932-2000) by J. Roycroft.
The 43rd FIDE PCCC met at Pula (Croatia) 2-9ix2000 by J. Roycroft.
EG139 January 2001
On Dobrescu's treatment of the chess study as a multi-criteria system by J. Beasley.
EG140 April 2001
Zugzwang-based studies in the GBR 0001.nn range by D. Blundell.
EG141 July 2001
Gorgeous Grotesques by Boris Sidorov by B. Sidorov.
EG142 October 2001
World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC), Wageningen (The Netherlands) 28vii-4viii2001 by J. Roycroft.
EG142-supplement October 2001
One composer's art by A. Manyakhin.
Monochrome troikas by I. Bondar.
Queen against 8 pawns by A. Khait.
EG143 January 2002
63 studies by van Tets, part I by J. Roycroft.
The Porterfield Rynd affair by J. Roycroft.
EG144 April 2002
63 studies by van Tets, part II by J. Roycroft.
EG145 July 2002
63 studies by van Tets, part III by J. Roycroft.
EG146 October 2002
45th WCCC and FIDE PCCC Portoroz (Slovenia) 31 viii-7ix2002 by J. Roycroft.
Twins by I. Aliev.
EG147 January 2003
A.P.Kazantsev 6ixl906-14ix2002 by J. Roycroft.
EG147-supplement January 2003
EG148 April 2003
EG149 July 2003
Annotating interesting odb positions for studies — the moral stance by J. Roycroft.
EG150 October 2003
Minutes of the studies sub-committee by J. Roycroft.
EG151 January 2004
Study composing in the future by Per Olin.
CQL - Chess Query Language by Gady Costeff.
EG151-supplement January 2004
EG152 April 2004