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MatPlus.Net Forum General Kopaev & Loshinsky
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(1) Posted by Geoff Foster [Friday, Apr 30, 2010 01:23]

Kopaev & Loshinsky

Vyacheslav Kopaev & Lev I Loshinsky, 2HM, Suomen Shakki, 1984
(= 11+9 )

1.g8=S! (2.Rc4)
1...dxc6+ 2.Rf7
1...d6+ 2.Sd7
1...d5+ 2.Qxc7
1...Rd4+ 2.Rf5
1...Rd5+ 2.Re4
1...Rd6+ 2.Sd3
1...Kd6 2.Rd4

Loshinsky died in 1976, so what is the story behind this 1984 composition?
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Apr 30, 2010 01:45]

While it would not be the first time that the dead speak to us (see Vollenweider's report about Herr Johner in the recent MatPlus Review, for example), I might give a more simple explanation by showing Loshinsky's 1st prize from 64 1974.

(too lazy to enter the diagram now here, sorry)

Maybe Kopaev saw this as similar enough to give Loshinsky as a co-author? Or it was "after Loshinsky", but your source attributed him as co-author. Or more speculation...
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(3) Posted by Geoff Foster [Friday, Apr 30, 2010 23:46]

Thanks Siegfried, but I can't see any similarity between the two problems! The 1984 problem was in the 1983-85 FIDE Album, so Loshinsky gained points for it!
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(4) Posted by Kevin Begley [Sunday, May 2, 2010 02:20]; edited by Kevin Begley [10-05-02]

Loshinsky, yet again, outsmarts (don't say "cheats") Death.
I hope I'm still composing long after The Reaper takes my King... in fact, hehe, I plan to do my best work from beyond. :-)

I can't speak to the merits of granting co-credit in this specific instance (I would require much more information), but I can say that it troubles me that one FIDE album point might somehow factor into your credit equation.

I have big respect for many composers with big titles (and big points), but this is earned by the diagrams appearing below their names.
Title to Park Place (plus a pile of Monopoly money) tells me nothing how you played the game.

And, FIDE has no yardstick for the likes of Loshinsky's genius.
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