Abram Solomonovich Gurvich (Russian Абра́м Соломо́нович Гу́рвич) was a Russian composer of chess endgame studies. He was born in Baku on February 11, 1897, worked as literature and theatrical reviewer. His first chess study was published in 1926. Gurvich composed more than 100 endgame studies. Died in Moscow on November 18, 1962. At the end of the 1940s he was one of the main targets of the so-called campaign against the "rootless cosmopolitans".

A study by Abram Gurvich

Abram Gurvich
Schachmaty 1928
a b c d e f g h
8
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b8 black bishop
b6 white knight
g6 white pawn
h6 black king
a3 white bishop
h3 white king
8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
White to move and win (4 + 2)

Solution:

1. Nb6-d7 Bc7!

(1…Bf4 2. Kg4 and 3. Kf5; if 1… Ba7, then 2. Ne5! Kg7 3. Bb2!)

2. Nd7-f8 Bc7-e5!
3. Kh3-g4! Be5-b2!
4. Ba3-c5! Bb2-d4!
5. g6-g7!! K:g7 (5… B:g7 6. Be3 mate)
6. Nf8-e6+

Works

  • Этюды (Chess Studies, Russian), Moscow, 1961.

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