Alexander Rueb Vereniging voor SchaakEindspelStudie

-- Dutch-Flemish Association for Endgame Study --


Founded at 15 oktober 1988 in Amsterdam.


ARVES is an international association of chessplayers who are interested in endgame studies.


Endgame studies, or just studies, are composed chess positions for which the aim of the solver is,

to find the unique way for one side (usually White) to win or draw, as stipulated, against any moves the other side plays.

Good studies contain some artistic element of surprise, paradox, geometry or depth.

A typical example is the following position:

"White plays and makes a draw."


White seems to be totally lost.

The black pawn is passed

and also the black king almost has captured the only white pawn at c6.

But still a miracle is going to happen!

Click here for the solution.


Composed by Richard Réti in 1921.