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Vitaly Halberstadt
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1925 to 1953
Overall record: +2 -5 =2 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-20-1903, died Oct-1967, 64 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality France)

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Vitaly Halberstadt was a chess player, problemist and a noted endgame study composer.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Halberstadt vs A Rastrelli 1-0241925FRA-ITA corr matchD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. V Halberstadt vs R Crepeaux 1-0251928ParisE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. T Drezga vs V Halberstadt  1-0261929Paris-ch05B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
4. Tartakower vs V Halberstadt 1-0411930ParisA07 King's Indian Attack
5. V Halberstadt vs L Monosson  0-1361938Paris L'EchiquierD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
6. M Romi vs V Halberstadt  1-0331938Paris L'EchiquierD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. V Halberstadt vs W Orbach  ½-½801938Paris L'EchiquierE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
8. A Gromer vs V Halberstadt  ½-½691938Paris L'EchiquierC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
9. Tartakower vs V Halberstadt 1-0201953ParisA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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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:

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  vonKrolock: V. Halberstadt
"Clube de Xadrez de São Paulo Ty" 1955/6
1st Prize

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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!

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  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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1929. White to play and draw.

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  FSR: <woldsmandriffield> 1.Kd7 Kd3 2.Ke6 Ke3 3.Kf5 g3 4.Kg4 Kf2 5.Kh3! and Black loses unless he plays 5...h5 stalemate.
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  FSR: Halberstadt died at the chessic age of 64, like Fischer, Steinitz, Staunton, Savon, C.H. O'D. Alexander, Planinc, Mednis, Maximilian Ujtelky, Oscar Troianescu, Claude Bloodgood, Paul Tautvaisis, and Karl Marx.

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