Morse Code

Solving endgame studies is a very important training device, as well as being great fun. It helps to develop accurate calculation above all, whilst also training one’s imagination. To mark the death last week of Sir Jeremy Morse, a major figure in problem chess, and also the former chairman of Lloyds Bank, responsible for the LB Masters tournament (and, incidentally, the man for whom the TV detective Inspector Morse was named!), this week I feature a study composed by him. Solution next week. If at all possible, I recommend you solve it without moving the pieces, thus replicating a game situation, but if you find this too difficult, then by all means moves the bits round on the board.

Jeremy Morse
Evening Standard 1955
White to play and win.


Steve Giddins