19 problem(s) found in 2213 milliseconds (displaying 19 problem(s)).

1 - P0004698
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Poslednje Novostje 17/11/1932
E. Snosko-Borovsky gewidmet
P0004698
(4+5)
Weiß nimmt 1 Zug zurück, dann #1
R: 1. Bd7xSc8=T, dann 1. dxe8=S#
play all play one stop play next play all
Alfred Pfeiffer: auch in: "Die Schwalbe" 3, 02/1970, S.82 (8x4-Diagramm) (2011-2-16)
Mario Richter: Juri Svjatoslav (Юрий Святослав) weist in seinem Artikel "В.В.Набоков и шахматы" in der Zeitschrift "Нева" (No.9 2008) darauf hin, daß die Stellung das Mongramm "V." (= erster Buchstabe von Nabokovs Vornamen) bildet. (2011-2-16)
Yoav Ben-Zvi: Reprinted in "Poems and Problems" 1970. 3 pieces were added for the "V" monogram. The pawnless 6 piece version: WKf5,WQc8,WRc7,BKd6,BQe8,BNd5 retains the thematic element: in the Retraction WQ disappears and BN is created, in the Mating move BQ disappears and WN is created. (2014-8-30)
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Keywords: Help retractor, Promotion
Genre: Retro
Reprints: (I) Die Schwalbe 16 10/1972
18 64 - Schachmatnoje Obosrenije 13 07/1988
Outrageous Chess Problems 2005
Input: Gerd Wilts, 1995-6-3
Last update: Mario Richter, 2014-10-2 more...
2 - P1020260
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1020260
(9+4)
#2

BS Problemid: 5103
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 0000
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (5103)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
3 - P1021994
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1021994
(10+4)
#3

BS Problemid: 6849
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 0000
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (6849)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
4 - P1021995
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1021995
(5+7)
#3

BS Problemid: 6850
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 0000
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (6850)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
5 - P1025951
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1970
P1025951
(7+8)
#3

BS Problemid: 10830
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1970
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (10830)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
6 - P1025952
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1970
P1025952
(6+6)
#3

BS Problemid: 10831
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1970
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (10831)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
7 - P1026030
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1973
P1026030
(11+5)
#3

BS Problemid: 10909
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1973
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (10909)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
8 - P1026698
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1026698
(6+3)
#3

BS Problemid: 11579
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1967
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (11579)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
9 - P1026723
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Sunday Times 1967
P1026723
(6+4)
#3

BS Problemid: 11604
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources: The Problemist 2001
Years: 1967
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (11604)
Genre: 3#
Reprints: The Problemist 2001
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
Last update: Frank Müller, 2013-7-2 more...
10 - P1026775
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Sunday Times 1968
P1026775
(9+8)
#3

BS Problemid: 11656
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1968
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (11656)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
11 - P1026810
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1969
P1026810
(6+4)
#3

BS Problemid: 11691
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1969
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (11691)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
12 - P1026811
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1969
P1026811
(10+6)
#3

BS Problemid: 11692
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1969
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (11692)
Genre: 3#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
13 - P1028369
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1028369
(6+4)
#2

BS Problemid: 13256
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1967
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (13256)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
14 - P1028469
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1028469
(8+12)
#2

BS Problemid: 13357
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1968
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (13357)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
15 - P1028625
Vladimir V. Nabokov

P1028625
(8+8)
#2

BS Problemid: 13515
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1969
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (13515)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
16 - P1029356
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Sunday Times 1970
P1029356
(9+5)
#2

BS Problemid: 14248
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1970
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (14248)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
17 - P1029359
Vladimir V. Nabokov
The Problemist 1970
P1029359
(8+4)
#2

BS Problemid: 14251
Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Sources:
Years: 1970
Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (14251)
Genre: 2#
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
18 - P1035267
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Speak, Memory 1947
P1035267
(10+8)
#2
1. b8=S? waiting
1. ... dxe6+ 2. Sf7#
1. ... d6+ 2. Sd7#
1. ... d5+ 2. Dc7#
1. ... c5 2. Sxd7, Sf7#
1. ... Kd6 2. Dc5#
1. ... Sd4/xf4,xg3,c1,g1 2. Dxd4/Dd4#
But 1. ... c2!

1. Lc2! waiting
1. ... dxe6,Kd5,Kd6 2. Dc5#
1. ... d6,c5 2. Tf5#
1. ... d5 2. Dc7#
1. ... Sd4/xf4,xg3,c1,g1 2. Dxd4/Dd4#
play all play one stop play next play all
Author's comment: ‘I remember one particular problem I had been trying to compose for months. There came a night when I managed at last to express that particular theme. It was meant for the delectation of the very expert solver. The unsophisticated might miss the point of the problem entirely, and discover its fairly simple, ‘thetic’ solution without having passed through the pleasurable torments prepared for the sophisticated one. The latter would start by falling for an illusory pattern of play based on a fashionable avantgarde theme (exposing White’s King to checks), which the composer had taken the greatest pains to “plant” (with only one obscure little move by an inconspicuous pawn to upset it). Having passed through this “antithetic” inferno the by now ultra-sophisticated solver would reach the simple key move (Bishop to c2) as somebody on a wild goose chase might go from Albany to New York by way of Vancouver, Eurasia and the Azores. The pleasant experience of the roundabout route (strange landscapes, gongs, tigers, exotic customs, the thrice-repeated circuit of a newly married couple around the sacred fire of an earthen brazier) would amply reward him for the misery of the deceit, and after that, his arrival at the simple key move would provide him with a synthesis of poignant artistic delight. I remember how slowly I awoke from an unconscious state of concentrated brooding about chess and in front of me, on the large English chess board of bright yellow and scarlet leather, there was finally the immaculate position, like a constellation just formed. It worked. It was alive.'
Yoav Ben-Zvi: The original source is the Russian Novelist's autobiographical "Speak, Memory" 1947 (section 3 of chapter 14). The problem appears as A315 in Chess Problems: Introduction to an Art" by Lipton, Matthews and Rice, which also quotes part of Nabokov's text in its introduction. Nabokov's words on chess problem composition are profoundly beautiful. (2013-7-2)
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Keywords: Brian Stephenson Collection (20196)
Genre: 2#
Reprints: A315 Chess Problems: Introduction to an Art 1963
Input: Brian Stephenson, 2004-8-12
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2015-12-22 more...
19 - P1147700
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Speak, Memory 1947
P1147700
(5+2)
#3
1. Dh7 Kb8 2. Txa3 Kc8 3. Ta8#
1. ... a2 2. Db1 Ka7 3. Txa2#
play all play one stop play next play all
e144 mm
Rainer Staudte: Frühere Quelle:
Speak, Memory, 1951
Möglicherweise wurde die Aufgabe bereits 1940 veröffentlicht. (2013-6-26)
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Keywords: Miniature Collection (0052385)
Genre: 3#
Reprints: Poems and Problems 1970
Input: Felber, Volker, 2010-9-12
Last update: Rainer Staudte, 2017-7-15 more...
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