Chess Puzzle of the Week (192)

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!

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