|Jun-17-07|| ||sneaky pete: <born 1889> I found a reference to Dr J Kahn, born in Saint Petersburg, May 8, 1889, "elder brother of the former French champion Victor Kahn". He settled in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands, a chemical engineer by profession and a strong chess amateur. He died in a Nazi concentration camp, probably in 1942. If that <elder brother> bit is true, Victor's birth date can't be right. If they were twins, it's rather unusual that one was born in Saint Petersburg and the other in Moscow.|
|Jul-20-07|| ||whiteshark: Some more data ....
|Jul-20-07|| ||RookFile: Well, Kahn co-authored a lovely book called "The Art Of the Checkmate".|
|Nov-16-10|| ||sneaky pete: The mystery of the <elder brother> is solved. The info I had about him, from a publication in 1947 about Dutch chess players who died during WW II, was partly inaccurate. Jules Kahn, known as <Dr. Rubber>, was born in Moscow, December 12, 1886. He died, with his wife Feiga Feigelsohn, in Sobibor, July 23, 1943. See http://www.joodsmonument.nl/person/...|
Dr. Kahn is one of the subjects of a novel ("faction") entitled "De dood van Rubber" by Peter van Leeuwen, published in 2009.
|Oct-06-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Thank you so much, dear Team of ChessGames.com, for naming <Victor Kahn> the <Player of the Day> today on <October 6th, 2012>!|
That is a beautiful gesture with regard to <Victor Kahn>, on that very day of <October 6th, 2012> that marks the <41st day of commemorating> the sad passing away of <Victor Kahn> on <October 6th, 1971>.
|Oct-06-12|| ||Nightsurfer: <Victor Kahn> has made a great contribution to the Art of Chess: He has published - together with Georges Renaud - the book <"The Art of Checkmate">, thank you for pointing out to that, dear <RookFile>!|
And there is another jubilee with regard to that book <"The Art of Checkmate"> (more information about that on http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the...) in 2012, since in 2012 it is <65 years> ago that the first edition of that book, French-language title <"L'art de faire mat">, has been published in 1947!
|Oct-06-12|| ||BIDMONFA: Victor Kahn|
|Oct-06-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The two authors of the book <"L'art de faire mat">, <Victor Kahn> and Georges Renaud, apply a very effective method in order to teach the way to find combinations for executing checkmate. They identify and classify volatile situations that enable the attacking force to smash its opponent, and they label those chunks <"The checkmate of Greco"> pp. in order to make it easy for the student to remember those chunks when she or he are sitting at the board.|
A classic chunk - the deadly strike by Queen that is supported by a Bishop on one of her flanks (after one of her Knights has sacrificed his life for the Glory of The King and The Queen) - has been labeled <"Checkmate No. 4"> by <Victor Kahn> and Georges Renaud , and the game NN vs V Kahn, 1941 demonstrates the way that classic <"Checkmate No. 4 "> works in real play.