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Zalmen Kornin
Z Kornin 
Photograph © 1976. Courtesy of Zalmen Kornin.  
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1975 to 2007
Overall record: +24 -9 =3 (70.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-30-1957, 60 years old) Brazil

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Zalmen Kornin was born on December 30, 1957 in Curitiba, Brazil. He learned to play chess at the age of 9. He was the National Junior Brazilian Blitz Champion in 1975, placed 3rd Brazilian South Zonal Florianópolis 1977, National Student Team Champion João Pessoa 1979, tied for 1st in International Joinville Open 1981.

Since 1986, Zalmen mostly retired from OTB competition and has turned his attention to the cultural and artistic side of chess. He has become a composer of chess problems and studies. He is a regular contributor to as User: vonKrolock.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Kornin vs Filguth  0-1321975BRA South Zonal TE91 King's Indian
2. C Benitez vs Z Kornin 0-1361975Brazil Junior chE17 Queen's Indian
3. M De Haro vs Z Kornin 0-1141975South Brazilian Zonal TE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. Z Kornin vs C Da Matta 1-0451975Brazil Stud OlimpiadB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Z Kornin vs V Prust  1-0261976PR State ch 75A15 English
6. Z Kornin vs O Mak  1-0381976PR State ChC05 French, Tarrasch
7. Z Kornin vs E Marques 0-1421977BRA znB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. Z Kornin vs M De Haro  0-1351977BRA znB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. A L Spiess vs Z Kornin  0-1151977South Brazilian Zonal TA04 Reti Opening
10. R Cabral Gomes vs Z Kornin  0-1331978Paraná State chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Z Kornin vs G Frota  1-0161979Brazil chC28 Vienna Game
12. J Sunye Neto vs Z Kornin  0-1181981Clock SimulA10 English
13. Z Kornin vs J Chemin  1-0261981PR State ChA06 Reti Opening
14. V Chemin vs Z Kornin  ½-½751981PR State ChD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. G W Fonrobert vs Z Kornin  0-1521982Brasil Ch sfC56 Two Knights
16. Z Kornin vs F Matsuura 1-0181982PR State ChE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
17. Z Kornin vs H Matsuura 1-0311982PR State ChA02 Bird's Opening
18. L Ruppel vs Z Kornin  0-1301982PR State ChA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A Rocha vs Z Kornin  1-0511983CuritibaC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
20. Z Kornin vs C Braga  1-0341983Az de Espadas ITE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
21. Z Kornin vs G Milos  0-1371983CuritibaB30 Sicilian
22. Z Kornin vs R Cifuentes  0-1691983CuritibaE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. A Resende vs Z Kornin  1-0401983CuritibaA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
24. Z Kornin vs S Giardelli  0-1391983CuritibaA04 Reti Opening
25. J Sunye Neto vs Z Kornin  1-0321983CuritibaA81 Dutch
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  Benzol: <vonKrolock> Happy Birthday!
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  Benzol: <vonKrolock> You can be justly proud to have represented your State. I had a quick look at your opponents here and it looks an impressive list. Take care my friend and I'll see you when you get to 2008.


Jan-01-08  vonKrolock: <Benzol> Well, now we are all here, I hope :) And a Happy New Year for everyone too - from <Caïssa's humblest servant>, as they used to say in the past
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  Benzol: <vonKrolock> Zalmen thanks for the birthday wishes.


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  Benzol: <vonKrolock> Many happy returns Zalmen.


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  Benzol: Zalmen thanks for the greetings. On reflection the thought that I'm now entering my sixth decade seems a little daunting.


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  Richard Taylor: <vonKrolock> Regards to you - I was just looking at a game you played (Via the Openings Explorer) - I didn't realise it was "you"...
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  Richard Taylor: Z Kornin vs C Da Matta, 1975

This game - cheers.

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