Best Study for 1988

1.f7+! 1...Rf6 2.Be6 2...Bf5 3.Rd8+ 3...Ke5
(4.Bc4 Be4 5.f8=Q Rxf8 6.Rxf8 Kd4 7.Rf4 and White 3...Kc3
4.Bd5 Be4 5.Rc8+ Kb2 (5...Kd4 is no better, since we can
easily bring 6.Rb8 6...Kc3 then 7.Be6 Bf5 8.Bc4 Bd3
9.Rb1+ 9...Kxb1
10.Bxd3+ +- (White wins)

Best Study for 1996

1.Re7! 1...Ba5 :2.Bh8! 2...a1=Q+ 3.Bxa1 Sb3+ 4.Kxe2
Sxa1
5.Ra7! Bc3 6.Kf1! 6...Kh2 7.Ra2!! Be5! 8.c3+! 8...Kg3
9.Rxa1 9...Kf4 10.Rc1 Ke4 11.Ke2

Best Study for 1995

1.e8=Q! Rc7+ 2.Bc6 Rxc6+
3.Kb4 3...Rc4+ 4.Ka3 4...h1=Q
5.Qe5+ Rc3 6.Qxc3+ b2
7.Qxb2#,
or : 4...b2 5.Qe5 Rc3+
6.Qxc3 h1=Q 7.Qxb2#

Best Study for 2008

1.Qf4+! Ke6(Ke7)
2. Qf7+ Kxf7 ( not 2...Kd8 3.Qe8+ Kc7 4.d8=Q#, neither 2...Kd6
3.d8=Q+ Kc6 4.Qxb7 +- )
3. d8=S+ Kf6+
4. Sxb7 Ke5
5. Kg6 ( the white King rushes to confine in column 1 the
black, to inhibit the promotion of the black Pawn ) Kd4
6. Kf5 Kc3
7. Ke4 Kb2
8. Kd3 Kxa2
9. Kc2 Ka1 ( Will Black try the scheme “buried alive” with
10...a2 to draw? ...)
10. Sc5 Ka2 (... no, because there is 11.Sb3#)
11. Sd3 Ka1
12. Sc1 a2
13. Sb3#

Best Study for 2005

1.Sh8! 1...Se5
2.Sf7! 2...Sxf7
3.Kg6! Ne5+!
(The best try is to sacrifice the bishop, as [3...Kc6
4.Kxf7 Kd5 5.Kg6] draws as in the note to Black’s
first move).
4.Kf5! 4...Sf7
5.Kg6 Se5+
6.Kf5! Draw.

Best Study for 2006

1.Be4+! Ke6
2.Qc5! 2...Bf4+
3.Kg6 Se5+
4.Kh5 Rxe4
5.Qd6+ Kf5
6.Qf6+ Rxf6
7.Sg7# 1-0

Best Study for 2007

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2.Bd4!! Qf7+!
3.Ke3!! cxd4+
4.Kf2! Qf4
5.Rc6!! d3
6.Rc8! Qh6
7.Rb8!
Second variation, 'symmetrical' to the main diagonal a8h1.
5...Qe3+
6.Kg3 d3
7.Ra6! Qc1
8.Ra7! (avoiding Qc7+) 1-0

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