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(61) Posted by Michael McDowell [Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 21:36]

Alexei Ivunin produced a collection of problems by Marsil Gafarov and Petr Stepanov. It is No.26 in the Uralsky Problemist series of books. His date of death is given as 16th October 1975.

Also Odette Vollenweider wrote about Gafarov in the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of Mat Plus Review.
 
   
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(62) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 21:45]

thx Michael!
 
 
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(63) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 19:03]

There was another wonderful article about the lady herself in another wonderful issue of Matplus review. I cant remember the number.
 
   
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(64) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 19:02]

a new video :
https://youtu.be/mKdI2uxsxo4
Mate in 2, Touw Hian Bwee, Die Schwalbe 1977 1er Prix
 
   
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(65) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 18:39]

a new video :
https://youtu.be/_w7Iz7WIYv0
Mate in 3, Jacques Rotenberg Europe Echecs 1978 C.
 
   
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(66) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 20:34]

Magnifique!
And only a commendation?? Why?
It surprised me you didn't mention all other nice pin-mates, except the one after 2...Qf4.
 
   
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(67) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 22:01]

Thank you Marjan, I wrote these variations with the solution below the video, you understand french ? I just did not want to be too long with the speech.
About the commendation, I also think it was a bit low.
 
   
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(68) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Monday, Mar 15, 2021 16:47]

a new video :
https://youtu.be/yXw0_2633RY
Mate in 3, Arieh Grinblat and Uri Avner The Problemist 2001 1st Prize
 
   
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(69) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 22:00]

a new video :
3 great classics 2 three moves and 1 four moves
https://youtu.be/-EVLPd5wc9Y
 
   
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(70) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 02:20]

The first problem I show is this very famous :

Walther von Holzhausen
"257 Schachminiaturen, O. Blumenthal 1903" or (- before 1903 -?)
(= 3+4 )

3#

1.Bh8! f4 2.Qg7 Ke1 3.Qa1‡
Loyd clearance
The point I underline is that if you take the bishop off the board, there is no solution! the move Bh8! is also a waiting move!
 
   
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(71) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 09:24]

A new video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mddkk4lOmAg
 
   
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(72) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021 01:02]

A new video, a mate in 7.
https://youtu.be/zDrc94wOjyI

A challenge for solving, I think only for (very) good solvers or players. But rather easy to understand.
 
   
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(73) Posted by Jacques Rotenberg [Friday, Apr 9, 2021 14:23]

Another one, with a 2# by Henk Prins and a 3# by Branislav Djurasevic :
https://youtu.be/ZfPCnCIVcgU
 
 
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