22 problem(s) found in 1172 milliseconds (displaying 22 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)
comment
Keywords: Help retractor, Promotion
Genre: Retro
Reprints: (I) Die Schwalbe 16 10/1972
18 64 - Shakhmatnoe obozrenie 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)
comment
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)
comment
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...
20 - P1346195
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Rul 20/04/1923
P1346195
(13+11) cooked
#2
1. cxb6ep Kc5,~ 2. Tc4#
play all play one stop play next play all
Lösung vom 05.05.1923 (freie Übersetzung):
Nachweis, daß zuletzt b7-b5 geschah durch reductio ad absurdum: Angenommen, der sSd5 hätte zuletzt gezogen, dann müßte er auf d5 einen weißen Stein geschlagen haben. Das geht aber nicht, da der sBf4 von c7 stammt und auf seinem Weg nach f4 die drei fehlenden weißen Steine geschlagen hat.
[Anmerkung: Redakteur, Autor und Löser I.G. Stempel aus Aachen ist offenar entgangen, daß sich das Schach durch wLe4 auch durch die Rücknahme Td5-d4+ aufheben läßt ...]
veröffentlicht mit dem Autornamen Vl. Sirin

Original veröffentlicht mit der Diagrammstellung 3bQ1Nq/2PpppPp/P1k3pr/KpPnP2P/3R1p2/3PP3/8/7B
und fehlerhafter Kontrollnotation (im Dia wBe3+e5, in der Steinkontrolle e8+c5, was aber leicht als Druckfehler identifizierbar ist).
Korrektur der Stellung am 05.05.1923, aber der ep-Key ist immer noch nicht gerechtfertigt, es sei denn, die nur in Notation erschienene Korrektur enthält immer noch einen Druckfehler (nicht wTd4, sondern wTb4, was möglich scheint, weil das kyrillische "б" dem lateinischen "d" ähnelt und vielleicht der Grund für eine Verwechslung war). Mit wTb4 wäre die Aufgabe korrekt, ebenso mit wTa4 (auch 'a' und 'd' sind leicht verwechselbar).
A.Buchanan: I was happily surprised to see here that apparently Nabokov had dipped his toe into the retro world, but this doesn't seem to be successful or easily repairable. (2018-1-28)
Mario Richter: In his London/Cambridge time (1919-1922), he was said to have been an interested follower of the activites of the "Good Companion Chess Problem Club" and its publication 'Our Folder'. (s. http://nabokov-lit.ru/nabokov/kritika/svyatoslav-nabokov-i-shahmaty.htm) It's also likely that he read the 'Times' were he may have been in spired by e.g. retro problem P1346234.
Furthermore, retrograde analysis plays a role in one of his novels, s. Nabokov's foreword to 'Luzhin's Defense', were he explains "the retrospective theme" of chapters 4-6: " The entire sequence of moves in these three control chapters reminds one — or should remind one — of a certain type of chess problem where the point is not merely the finding of a mate in so many moves, but what is termed 'retrograde analysis,' the solver being required to prove from a back-cast study of the diagram position that Black's last move could not have been castling or must have been the capture of a white Pawn en passant." (2018-1-28)
A.Buchanan: @Mario: thank you so much for your comments, and for the wonderful link to the Nabakov biographical article. I have not yet read the novel, but I enjoyed the movie. One feature of the movie was strange though: the tournament was divided into two flights, and the winners of the two flights met in the final. Was this just a plot device of the movie, or did it happen like this in real life? Or in the novel?
The final game of the movie is terrific see e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Tyn5YUOnQ where also there is a recommendation to a wonderful short chess comedy film that I had never heard of: "Chess Fever", available with subtitles at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN6m711ddZk (2018-1-28)
Mario Richter: I found the official solution ( unfortunately the quality of the scan isn't good, s. http://elib.shpl.ru/pages/1032018/zooms/8), perhaps someone with better knowledge of the russian language can check, if I interpreted the text correctly (Yoahv Comes to mind ...) (2018-1-29)
Yoav Ben-Zvi: Nabokov's memoir "Speak Memory", in a describtion of the process of composing P1035267, expresses a wish to trap the experienced solver with Tries that are "red herrings". My speculation is that, in the current problem, Nabokov intended the e.p. capture to be a trap of this sort. Unfortunately there is no #2. Apparently Nabokov became aware of the flaw and could not correct it (placing WRd4 on b4 loses the point) as he did not include the problem in his collection "Poems and Problems".
The references to "Retrograde Analysis" in the forward to the English edition of "The Luzhin Defense" are poetic. I do not know of a sound published problem. He did publish a retractor: P0004698. (2018-1-30)
VL: Sorry, I see only 3 obligatory captures of w pawns: bxc, g4xf5 and h6xg7... With wRb4 the problem does look to be sound (!?). I looked at the original publication of 5.5.1923 (in old Russian) kindly delivered by Mario and found nothing additional. Definitely, still "Rd4". (2018-2-1)
Mario Richter: Henrik's capture analysis referred to the earlier version of the position.
The problem is indeed sound with wRook moved to b4 or a4 (perhaps the printer mixed up 'a' with 'd' which look nearly identical in the font used in 'Rul'?!)
Btw. the official solution clearly shows that the ep-key was in fact intended. (2018-2-1)
Yoav Ben-Zvi: Moving WRd4 to b4 creates a sound "En passant as key" problem but it shows nothing new. Novelty was a top priority for Nabokov as a composer so (despite the "official" solution) I am not convinced that this is what he intended. I think he may have put the WR on d4 (the "official" solution makes it clear that this is not a diagram error) knowing that placed there it invalidates the e.p. capture. Concentrating on the retroanalytical element he did not realize that no alternative #2 exists (I have experienced a similar embarrassment myself).
I suggest moving WPc7 to d6, BPg6 to h6 and removing BBc8 and WQd8. The e.p. capture is a Try that is refuted because Black's last move could have been -1...BN-d5 preceded by -2.WRd5-d4+. The new solution is 1.WNxd7+! Note that the mate after 1...BKxc5 is changed from 2.WRd4-c4# in the Try to 2.WRd4xd5#. I think this represents accurately the intention of the composer (see the Authors comment in P1035267). (2018-2-2)
Mario Richter: Andrew asked about a "tournament [that] was divided into two flights".
Here's one rather strange example, that happened in Berlin:
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter113.html
see note 8420. (2018-2-6)
A.Buchanan: @Mario: that's very interesting, and probably was not the only occasion that the smoker/non-smoker split concept was used, or it would have been mentioned as a unique idea in the article. (2018-3-24)
more ...
comment
Keywords: En passant as key
Genre: 2#, Retro
Input: Mario Richter, 2018-1-27
Last update: Mario Richter, 2018-2-6 more...
21 - P1346261
Vladimir V. Nabokov
Colin Richard Flood

S382 The Problemist 22, p. 350, 07-08/1973
3. Preis
Informalturnier 1972-1973
P1346261
(12+7)
s#5
1. Dh2! (Zugzwang)
1. ... gxh6 2. Kd2 h5 3. Kc3 h4 4. Kxb2 h3 5. Ka1 b2#
1. ... gxf6 2. b8=L! f5 3. Lg3 f4 4. Lf2 f3 5. Ld2 fxe2#
play all play one stop play next play all
PR C.G. Rains (TP 01-02/1975, S.501): "Two very different lines, the one after PxB being particularly so."
Co-Autor C.R. Flood (zu der Zeit noch Betreuer der s#-Rubrik im 'Problemist'): "Vladimir Nabokov is the architect of the splendid 1. ... PxB variation ... my contribution was to supply a replacement line to allow 1. ... PxP"
more ...
comment
Keywords: under-promotion (L)
Genre: s#
Computer test: Henrik Juel (2018-1-29): C+ by Popeye 4.61
Reprints: S382 The Problemist 31, p. 501, 01-02/1975
Input: Mario Richter, 2018-1-29
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2018-1-29 more...
22 - P1346273
Vladimir V. Nabokov
2 Rul 05/05/1923
P1346273
(6+5)
#3
1. Sb4! droht 2. Sd3 ... 3. Dc5#
1. ... Ke5 2. Df4+! Kxf4 3. Sd3#
1. ... e5 2. De3+ Kc4 3. Lg8#
1. ... c5 2. De3+ Kc4 3. Dd3#
Co-Dual 2. Db2+ Kc4 3. Ld3#
play all play one stop play next play all
veröffentlicht unter dem Pseudonym "Vl. Sirin"
Henrik Juel: Acc. to Popeye 4.61 the dual after 1... c5 is the only flaw (2018-1-29)
comment

Genre: 3#
Input: Mario Richter, 2018-1-29
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2018-1-29 more...
Show statistic for complete result.

The problems of this query have been registered by the following contributors:

Gerd Wilts (1)
Brian Stephenson (17)
Felber, Volker (1)
Mario Richter (3)