Selection of studies composed by 

John Derek Beasley

(England, 15.2.1940).

John has an interesting website with a lot of Endgamestudy articles

More information about him on the french Wikipedia, BDS and ChessComposersBlogspot

A endgamebook he wrote (with Timothy Whitworth) in 1996:

 You can read this book for free online here.


Recently, in October 2017, a second edition was issued.

It contains 160 studies (20 new ones) with extensive commentary. 192 pages.

After an Introduction the book has 3 parts with in total 17 chapters.

The chapters show studies with certain themes, like i.e. :

"Winning material", "Losing the move", "Underpromotion", "Fortress and blockade" or "Echoes and repetitions".


And he wrote the Arves book "Depth and Beauty" (2003) about studies of Artur Mandler:

 On his website you can find this book completely scanned !!

(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).