Welsh Chess Union

A win for John

The official website for chess in Wales


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I was surprised to find a package from 'Corus' when I arrived back mid-evening from the Dresden European Seniors Team tournament which was a thoroughly enjoyable event. It turns out that my solution to their 'Challengers Event' study competition during the recent Corus Wijk aan Zee Tournament, which could be entered by e-mail during the tournament was one of only 3 fully correct entries.

Retirement has the advantage that I have the time to browse round such events!!

The position by Yochanan Afek composed specially for the 2010 Corus tournament is :



White (to play and win)



The prize is a book

'Wij presenteren


De ziel van het schaakspel'

by Hans Bohm and Yochanen Afek


I will have to get my team mate from Dresden - Rudy van Kemenade to help me read the book!!


For those interested the diagram with solution and my name as a winner is at :-




John Thornton