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Member since Feb-19-04 · Last seen Dec-13-19
This Chess set, although inspired in the Staunton pattern, have some sui generis charcteristics... It's origin is a mystery (but it was amongst my grandfather's -of my same name -belongings, that for sure...

*30 seconds youtube video - Maybe You know from where exactly this set came?!


Z Kornin
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Solution: 1.g8=Q! Kc2 2.Nxc3 d5 3. exd6! (3.cxd6? c5!) 3...Kd3 4.0-0-0# (or 3...Kb2 4.Qxa2#)

"See (...) that forum* (* Kibitzer's Café) for the online development of a Valladao-Belén." Tim Krabbé (2004);

"Noch im Jahr der Thema(*)-Entdeckung (*the Belén) gelang dem Brasilianer Kornin eine Darstellung mit dem Valladão-Task" Hanspeter Suwe (2007);

# reproduced in magazine "König & Turm" N°22, May 2007, page 14.

## related thread "The Belén: from Loyd to Hoffmann"

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   vonKrolock has kibitzed 4412 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-17-19 Charles Higgie
vonKrolock: Two problems with "Zwickmühle" (= 'windmill') recently added to the online CPDB: On the #22, Michael McDowell writes in MatPlus forum: <"Higgie is a player who lives in the north of England, though I see from the FIDE database that he is ...
   Aug-27-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: Not exactly new until 12.e5 Opening Explorer
   Aug-26-19 Pal Benko (replies)
vonKrolock: Rest in peace, Nagymester!
   Aug-26-19 Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: Or Qf1 to avoid exchanges in general for now, of course...
   Aug-24-19 Ding Liren vs Anand, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: Post-vitam analysis coming soon... Another normal night in Drawstown... :)
   Aug-18-19 Anand vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: Black is brave enough to provoke the 15.Ng3 jump... but his Queen will feel somewhat anguished, it's a claustrophobic situation.
   Aug-17-19 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: But hardly someone would guess that this resulted from an English... Looks more like some 1.e4 e5 oddity
   Jul-27-19 Semen Khanin
vonKrolock: Ханин Семён Владимирович The "kh" is pronounced like "h" in ham, maybe a little bit harder, his first name is a form of "Simon" - yes, I believe ...
   Jul-19-19 D G Fridman vs L Dominguez, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: It's *Leinier sorry... The second typo was a wrong assumption by the keyboard. Well, the exchange of Bishops was inevitable, the h6 weakness may not turn decisive
   Jul-07-19 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
vonKrolock: Nb7 seems to be the last hope... Bf6 was even worse
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