From one Lazarus last week to a different Lazarus this week.
New in Chess have recently published a book , From Ukraine with Love for Chess, to raise money for Ukrainian charities. The book, which I’ll be reviewing for British Chess News shortly, includes a chapter by Jan Timman about Ukrainian endgame studies.
Here’s one (Timman explains that he removed a black pawn from f7 to improve the economy of the study).
This was composed by the first great Ukrainian study composer, Lazar Zalkind (1/2 prize Troitzky Ty 1929). It’s White to play and win.
Good luck! Solving endgame studies is increasingly recognised as a great way to improve your chess calculation skills, so do have a go – and let me know how you got on!