The competition to select the Study of the Year 2014 (SOY2014) is organized by ARVES. The SOY 2014 will be selected by an international panel of judges : Martin Minski (Germany), Oleg Pervakov (Russia), Gady Costeff (Israel), Ilhan Aliev (Azerbaiyan) and Harold van der Heijden (Netherlands). It is not the selection of the best study of the year, but the study which is best suited to popularize our art among the general chess public. The solution should be both understandable to players of average level, and appeal to players of master level.

Mario Guido Garcia (Argentina) has agreed to host the selection on the UAPA website He will also act as director, i.e. accept the submissions, coordinate possible problems with the judging panel, and act as reserve judge.
Composers are invited to submit one study (co-authored studies are allowed, but count as one study for each of the composers; therefore the co-authors should agree before a study is submitted, this is the responsibility of the composers), which must have been published during the year 2014. For deceased composers, the jury would be happy to receive proposals by countrymen or friends.
All submitted studies will be published on the website soon after submission, except for the studies by the deceased composers, which will be added after the deadline. Please submit your candidate to:

The deadline for submission is: December 1st, 2015. The selected SOY 2014 will appear on the ARVES website ( as well as in the UAPA site.




Oleg Pervakov & Karen Sumbatyan 2.Prize JT Dobrescu-80Nº8 Oleg Pervakov & Karen Sumbatyan (Russia) DRAW

Solution and comment : Look – PDF

Candidates Study 2014 PGN

Scoress for all candidates: HERE


Sergiy Didukh 4 Rec. E.Dobrescu-JT80 Sergie Didukh .php Draw
Vladislav Tarasiuk «Problems and Studies» V. Tarasiuk bview.php Win
Daniel Keith The Problemist D. Keith bview.php Draw

Solution; Click in Diagrama

Pavel Arestov 1/3 P. UAPA – (Sec.A) Arestov bview.php Win
Vladimir Samilo 4 c. MT200 T.Schevchenko. Samilo New .php Win
R.Becker & M.García 2hm, Olimpiya Dunyasi Becker Garcia bview.php Win
Martin Minski 1.p Magyar Sakkvilag Minski bview.php Draw
O.Pervakov & K.Sumbatyan 2.P. JT Dobrescu-80Pervakos Sumba..php Draw
Darko Hlebec Rec. Sochi, 2014 Hlebec .php Draw
B.Djurasevic & M.Miljanic 2.P.TheProblemist Djurasevic Miljanic bview.php Win
Aleksandr Stavrietsky 2c.MT200 Schevchenko Stavrietsky iew.php Draw
Alexander Zhukov 3P JT50 Sochnev Zhukov bview.php Win

Solution; Click in Diagrama

Yochanan Afek 2HM Probleemblad Afek bview.php Draw
Alexander Shpakovsky HM Chess CompositionShpakovsky .php Win
V. Pogorelov& V Kopyl 2PTeam Champ of UkraineKopyl bview.php Win


M.Hlinka & L. Kekely ChessStar,Sept Hlinka Kekely bview.php Draw
Virgil Nestorescu 1/3Hm «JT60 M. Hlinka” Nestorescu .php Win
Jaroslav Polasek Ceskoslovensky SachPolasek bview.php Draw

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Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen 3P.-Olimpiya-DünyasiNielsen bview.php Win
Geir Sune Ostmoe 2Sp.Rec.MT100BriegerGer S. Ostmoe bview.php Draw
Luis M. González Rec. Sochnev 50 JT Gonzalez Luis php Draw


Ladislav Salai jr The problemist -.2014 Salai .php Draw
Andrzej Jasik HM StrateGemsJasik .php Win
Peter Krug 1.Pr, UAPA Internet P. Krug.php Win