Marjan Kovacevic, Grandmaster in solving and composing chess problems:
" Only a year ago, the literature world waited impatiently to see the last and unfinished novel by Vladimir Nabokov, 33 years after the writer´s death. It was his son Dimitri who decided not to burn the father´s manuscript, against what had been reported as his father´s last wish.
It is less known that Nabokov was also a passionate chess composer. Now, the centenary of of the chess study magician Genrikh Kasparian ( 1910 - 1995 ) should bring us his last and unfinished book - 15 years after the author´s death.
Again, it was the son who decided his father´s work should be saved and published. Being also a study composer himself, Sergey Kasparian concluded his father´sbook "888 Miniature Studies". With about the same excitement and controversies that caused the last Nabokov´s novel, the problem chess world will now wait for the last book of the famous chess composer and theoretician of the chess endgame study. "