Selection out of more than 120 studies composed by

Georgi Vasilevich

(Belarus, 24.12.1909 - 26.3.1971).

Russian composer born in Moscow, who settled in Belarus and worked as a builder, but after the last world war and until 1957 served in the armed forces of his country.

He began composing at the age of 18, eventually creating about 120 Studies (of which half were made in collaboration with his friend E.I. Dvizov)

Afanasiev, who cultivated the technique of the miniature in almost permanent form with ideas as simple as interesting, obtained prizes and honorable mentions in several competitions. In addition, several posthumous articles on subjects of his predilection were published in the magazines "EG", "Szachy" and "Problem", with the same success as his Studies.

Source: “El arte del Estudio del Ajedrez”- T.IV (Ex Unión Sovietica) Autor: Zoilo R. Caputto- Bs.As. (Argentina) - 1996.

Information about him on ChessComposersBlogSpot.

Study selection by Mario Garcia.

(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) )