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It's pretty similar to <played> Chess, right? A ranking, points, soon problemists can have also a rating... But there's still a commitment: The communication of a message, aesthetic emotion. To tell the truth, my own choice while sending Editor David Friedgood my entries was not bearing in mind the <points> system, but just the fact that the mag is one sought by ordinary chessical folks ... The h#4: If there's another rendering of the same idea, I would like to know (comparisons between similar products are the real ultimate clash, so to say...). The 4-er carry the burden of counting just six pieces. A few years before it would earn a few more points...

Z. Kornin
"The British Chess Magazine"

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h#4 helpmate in four


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The <Az de Espadas ICT> ('ace of spades') was the first ever International Round-Robin in Curitiba (and incidentally, my own first - and only - so far) That defeat in the first round (due to time troubles, I believed) was deceiving as it occurred, but my adversary was already very experienced, forming in the Argentinian Ol-team, and playing the strongest ever <Clarin> IT in Buenos Aires some time before Z Kornin vs S Giardelli, 1983 Also white in the 2nd round, also deceiving (it was an easy draw...) - The adversary - then reigning chilean champion Z Kornin vs R Cifuentes, 1983 Then, in the penultimate round, I was no longer in danger of repeating Colonel Moreau s performance (I mean: had at least already a couple of draws) But: still looking for my first win Z Kornin vs C Braga, 1983

Match Paraná vs Rio de Janeiro in the students olympiads – last round. We were leading, and a single point could be the ‘golden medal game’. In such situations You would avoid hazardous play, right? Yes, and in that specific event I was unbeaten so far – they joked: ‘Mr. Draw‘ ... Well, after some magistral wood-shifting, we arrived to 23.♖d3 – some nasty threats over the ♔ side, so... I won a ♙! Then, following in the same – wise – adagio time... a second ♙! (well, this time should be 33.♕ takes the ‘h4’ ♙ – to avoid h4-h3 and some annoyances... Later (my 'zeitnot' again) he managed to obtain a series of checks, I returned part of the advantage and it became a lenghty ♕♕s endgame – well, You know – white won (and – yes!- the golden medal was won already too – to be the second board with Sunyé in the first and Fukuda ('the samurai') in the third was so tranquilizing...)

[Event "JUBS - Bra U-26 Ol"]
[Site "João Pessoa"]
[Date "1979.7.??"]
[Round "last"]
[White "Kornin, Zalmen"]
[Black "Machado Jr, Hermes A "]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 Bd7 8.Bd3 Bc6 9.c3 Nd7 10.O-O Nb6 11.Re1 O-O 12.Qc2 Nd5 13.Rad1 h6 14.Qd2 Be7 15.Ne5 Be8 16.Bb1 Nf6 17.Nxf6+ Bxf6 18.Ng4 h5 19.Nxf6+ Qxf6 20.Re5 g6 21.Qh6 Qg7 22.Qf4 Rd8 23.Rd3 Rd5 24.Rxd5 exd5 25.Qxc7 Bc6 26.Re3 Qf6 27.Qe7 Qf4 28.Qe5 Qh6 29.Qf6 Re8 30.Rxe8+ Bxe8 31.f4 h4 32.Qg5 Qf8 33.Qxd5 h3 34.gxh3 Qh6 35.Qf3 Bd7 36.Be4 Bxh3 37.Bxb7 Qh4 38.Qg3 Qh5 39.Bf3 1-0

♕♔ From the last round of the traditional International Open in the ‘City of the Princes’ – he was playing for a win with black to become a joint winner – I selected a lesser known variation – and soon a very interesting motif appeared: 15.♗f4!! A piece ‘en prise’? – offer another! – many pages of analysis searching to demonstrate that the ♕ counter-sac was still the lesser evil... But after 20...0-0, the best finish was: 21.♘d5! (or to ‘e4’) ♔h8 (▢) 22.♘xf6 gxf6 23.♖xe5! ♖g8 24.♕f4 fxe5 25.♕xe5+ f6 26.♕xb8 ♗h3!? 27.♕xb7! and wins) – Well, I won, but after a protracted endgame full of vicissitudes and two time-scrambles ( My Botticelli became a shaggy sketch... I will spare You of the moves here – “and white won”) – thus: becoming myself a joint winner!... França Garcia, from São Paulo, died still very young, in tragic circumstances, in the early 80’s <note: "In 1982, at 26, from the consequences of a railway <accident>"> position after 15...e5

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[Event "Open"]
[Site "Joinville"]
[Date "1981.??.??"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Kornin, Zalmen"]
[Black "França Garcia, Antônio José"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 dxe5 5.Nxe5 e6 6.Bb5+ Nbd7 7.Qf3 Bd6 8.Nxd7 Nxd7 9.Ne4 Be7 10.O-O Qb6 11.Ba4 Qa6 12.Nc3 Rb8 13.Bb5 Qd6 14.d3 a6 15.Bf4 e5 16.Bxe5 Qxe5 17.Rfe1 axb5 18.Rxe5 Nxe5 19.Qg3 Bf6 20.Re1 O-O 21.Rxe5 Bxe5 22.Qxe5 Bd7 23.Qxc5 1-0


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   vonKrolock has kibitzed 4029 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-18 Martim Afonso Palma de Haro
vonKrolock: Feliz Aniversário!!!!!!! :-)
   Feb-06-18 Benzol chessforum (replies)
vonKrolock: Benzol, my condolences on Your loss.
   Feb-06-18 Jaime Sunye Neto
vonKrolock: É mesmo, #arbivara!? O Marcio Netto Baeta é gente fina... "Tell me more, Gheorghiu boy" - como dizia o Ljubo (que 'en passant' was in 'Fortress', with the late Milorad Knezevic, just watching the BRA ch ...
   Dec-18-17 W Napier vs L R Eisenberg, 1902 (replies)
vonKrolock: Position after 22.Qf3 [DIAGRAM] 22...Rxh3! 23.Qxd5+ Kh8 24.Qxd6 Qh2+ 25.Kf1 Re3! 26.Be2!? Qh1+ 27.Kf2 Qh4+ 28.Kg1! [DIAGRAM] 28...Rh3!! <Zwei Mal bis h3 sollte der Rook Eisenberg spielen und zumindest ein Unentschieden retten. = (acc to machine translation) "Two times to h3 ...
   Dec-18-17 Ivo Marini
vonKrolock: From Paraná State, in the 70-ies he played mostly Postal Chess. In the 8th Brazilian Team ch, Novo Hamburgo 1974, he scored the consolation 'goal' in the São Paulo 3 x 1 Paraná match, beating Michel Fischman in the fourth board (game score not available so far) ...
   Nov-19-17 Marshall vs L R Eisenberg, 1904 (replies)
vonKrolock: <7.Kf1> According to the online base, this move reappeared in quite a few Games in these hundred and thirteen years, with a single Black victory, notably in the highest ranked encounter: Vaganian vs. Klovans, somewhere in the USSR in 1968...
   Sep-26-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
vonKrolock: A drawing masterpiece with Nanking ink or khash with grechnaia kasha and chicken schmaltz ?!
   Sep-25-17 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
vonKrolock: Qe4 - "Levon calling" (for peace)
   Sep-24-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
vonKrolock: After 55-Kd4 it seems that black is wining - if he can grab both white Pawns while keeping a3
   Aug-05-17 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
vonKrolock: 58...Kg7 looked mysterious to start with. If this was the only way to win, combined with 63...c4, so it was genial, like a Study by Reti
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