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MatPlus.Net Forum General Vasily Nikitovich Dolgov
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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 06:30]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [12-02-11]

Vasily Nikitovich Dolgov

Does anyone know why Vasily Nikitovich Dolgov stopped composing around 2000? Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst... Maybe Mr. Kolpakov knows, if someone knows how to contact him?

It seems we share birthday (born in Ninsky near Stavropol) and the love for knight promotions:

(= 8+12 )

Vasily Dolgov, Shakhmaty (Riga) 1985, special honorable mention
White wins
Sixfold knight promotion
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 08:33]

Of course the study is cooked by 2.-S:e6. Sometimes you wonder how you can't notice it.
However, the following masterpiece is correct.

(= 7+6 )

Vasily Nikitovich Dolgov
Shakhmaty v SSSR 1985 {tt}, special honorable mention
White wins

First one to show four knight promotions in the pawn endgame, to my knowledge!
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(3) Posted by Vitaly Medintsev [Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 17:19]

Vasily Dolgov passed away in the late nineties of the XX century. The exact date of his death is unknown to me...
His friend Viktor Kolpakov died because of heart attack on March 2, 2001.
You must be missed the two composing Memorial Tourneys:

MT V. Kolpakov - 50, 2006
MT V. Kolpakov - 55, 2011
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(4) Posted by Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen [Monday, Nov 17, 2014 09:51]

This miniature by Dolgov is amazing. After 1. g7 Rb1+, the immidiate 2. Kc2? Rb2+! 3. Kd3 Rb3+ 4. Ke4 Rg3 doesn't work, so White needs to make square g3 unavailable to the black rook. That involves bringing his king all the way to b8 and back.

(= 4+3 )

Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1966, 1st prize

Solution (from
1.g7 Rb1+ 2.Ka4
2.Ka2? Rb2+ 3.Ka3
3.Ka1? Be5 -+
3...Rxg2 4.Bh3
4.Ka4 Ra2 =
2.Kc2? Rb2+ 3.Rc1 Bf4+
2...Ra1+ 3.Kb5 Rb1+ 4.Ka6 Ra1+ 5.Kb7 Rb1+ 6.Ka7 Bg1+
6...Ra1+ 7.Ba7+!
7.Ka8 Ra1+ 8?Kb8 Bh2+
8...Rb1+ 9.Bb7
9.g3! Bxg3+ 10.Kb7 Rb1+ 11.Ka6 Ra1+ 12.Kb5 Rb1+ 13.Ka4 Ra1+ 14.Kb3 Rb1+ 15.Kc2! Rb2+ 16.Kd3 Rb3+ 17.Ke4 Rb4+ 18.Kf5 +-
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MatPlus.Net Forum General Vasily Nikitovich Dolgov