Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1928 to 1953
Overall record: +1 -4 =2 (28.6%)*
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|Jun-05-10|| ||capanegra: Vitaly Halberstadt (20 March 1903, Odessa – 25 October 1967, Paris) was a French chess player, problemist and above all a noted endgame study composer. Here is a small bio with picture included: |
|Jun-05-10|| ||vonKrolock: V. Halberstadt
"Clube de Xadrez de São Paulo Ty" 1955/6
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Mate in 5
|Jun-06-10|| ||capanegra: <vonKrolock> I took a few hours trying to get the answer but, alas, with no success. :(|
My first instinct was 1.Rf8 Kc7 (only move) 2.Rf7+ Kd8! 3.Kc6, but then 3…Bd5+! forces the King to move again and delays the mate one move.
My second thought was that the key move might be 1.Kb6 d5 2.Rc8 Kd6 3.Rc7 Bd7 and again the mate in five is impeded.
So, any help will be appreciated!
|Jun-06-10|| ||vonKrolock: <capa> Try 1.♔b6, but d5! ▢ 2.♔c5 d4! 3.♔b6 d3!; try 1.♔a6? but ♗d5! ▢ 2.♔b6 ♗c4! ▢ etc; key 1.♔a5!! ♗d5 2.♔a6 ♗c4 3.♔b6 ♗d5 4.♖f8! and mate to follow. White shall find the right ♔ moves to win tempi|
|Jun-06-10|| ||capanegra: <vonKrolock> Muito obrigado!|
Beautiful conception; needles to say that it had never crossed my mind the possibility of a King triangulation with ♕ and ♖ on board, but I suppose that's the reason why my name is not V. Halberstadt.
Now that the cards are flipped, another sub-variation that might occur is 1.Ka5!! d5 2.Kb6 (the very same position than after 1.Kb6? d5! with the big difference that now it is Black's turn to move!!) 2...Kd6 (2…d4 3.Qb5+ Kd6 4.Qc5+ Kd7 5.Qe7#; or 2…Bg8 3.Qe5) 3.Qh2+ Kd7 4.Qb8 and mate next move.
|Oct-08-13|| ||Karpova: Two 4-player tournaments in Nizza, 1926:
1. Halberstadt 5.0
2. Reilly 4.0
3. Renaud 2.5
4. Comte de Villeneuve-Esclapon 0.5
1. Renaud 4.5
2. Halberstadt 4.0
3. Reilly 2.5
4. Duchamp 1.0
From page 362 of the November-December 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
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