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Uri Avner
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1964 to 1966
Highest rating achieved in database: 2245
Overall record: +7 -2 =3 (70.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-13-1941, died Jun-10-2014, 73 years old) Israel

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 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Avner vs Velimirovic  ½-½761964WchT U26 11th fin-AA37 English, Symmetrical
2. Avner vs H Illi  1-0491966Orebro Stud olm prelim4E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
3. Keene vs Avner 1-0291966Orebro Stud olm fAE91 King's Indian
4. Avner vs L Vadasz  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm fAA53 Old Indian
5. M Schoeneberg vs Avner  0-1361966Orebro Stud olm fAB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. Tukmakov vs Avner  1-0411966Orebro Stud olm fAD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. Avner vs Hankipohja  1-0401966Orebro Stud olm fAA25 English
8. Z Mestrovic vs Avner  0-1611966Orebro Stud olm fAB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Kolbak vs Avner  ½-½571966Orebro Stud olm fAD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Avner vs N Ivanov  1-0781966Orebro Stud olm fAA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. Avner vs D Zara  1-0361966Orebro Stud olm fAD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Plachetka vs Avner  ½-½181966Orebro Stud olm fAE92 King's Indian
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Jan-13-12  DoctorD: Uri Avner.Israeli composer, Grandmaster of Chess Composition and President of the WFCC (World Federation for Chess Composition).

Mainly known for his selfmates, and has a theme there named for him, although he is an all-round composer.

One of his directmates:

1st Place, Match: Israel - Switzerland, 1959

White to play and mate in 3

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1. b3! Nc1 2. Nf4 Na2 3. Be2#
1... Ng1 2. Nd4 Ne2 3. Bxe2#
1... Nd4 2. Ng1 Nxb3 3. Be2#
1.. Nf4 2.Nc1 Nd3 3. Be2#

Notice the nice differentiation between the knight moves of white and black.

For one of his selfmates:

Jun-12-14  Lovuschka:

Obituary by Paz Einat:
<Uri Avner (13-01-1941 – 10-06-2014)

GM Uri Avner passed away on the 10th of June, 2014, at the age of 73, after a long battle with a severe disease. His funeral will take place on June, 12th.

Uri was born on January 13, 1941 and was a clinical psychologist in profession. He started composing at an early age (in the last issue of Variantim, is quoted a problem he composed when he was 13!!) and for many years was at the center of Israeli Chess Problem composition. He organized in Israel three congresses and edited initially HAPROBLEMAI and its successor, Variantim, until just 3 years ago. He edited and published several books and booklets. For many years he led the Israeli chess composition society, represented Israel in the WCCC and was certainly the best Israeli composer ever. Uri was always involved in various sub-committees and was the President of the PCCC from 2006 to 2010 during its transition to WFCC. Uri’s contribution to international chess composition was immense: he was involved in WCCT, FIDE Albums, solving events and almost in every aspect of our art. (by Paz Einat, 11-12.06.2014)>

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