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Searching for Joseph Ney Babson (1852-1929) pentellyou(AT)gmail.com
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NEW <"The Last Chess Problem"> theme assymetry - a (i hope) tricky and amusing original ... http://chessproblem.net/viewtopic.p...
<Sixth BCM Composing Championship 2009/11>
1st Jones 17.00; 2nd Shire 15.50; 3/5 Caillaud, Fomichev and Rice 13.50; 6 Jonsson 13.00; 7 McDowell 12.50; 8 Makaronez 11.50; 9 Wood 10.50; 10/12 Grafräth, <Kornin> and Onkoud 9.00 et until seventeen. Judge: Hans Gruber
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...
"The British Chess Magazine"
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h#4 helpmate in four
<"Robert Schumann: Chess Reverie"> http://www.chessproblem.net/viewtop...
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 Nogueira 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
[Event "JUBS - Bra U-26 Ol"]
[Site "João Pessoa"]
[White "Kornin, Zalmen"]
[Black "Machado da Gama, Hermes A "]
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
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
position after 15...e5
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[White "Kornin, Zalmen"]
[Black "França Garcia, Antônio José"]
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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