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MatPlus.Net Forum X-Files: Anticipations A stellar Avner problem (Israel vs. Switzerland 1959, 1.p, #3)
 
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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Jun 13, 2014 00:52]

A stellar Avner problem (Israel vs. Switzerland 1959, 1.p, #3)


My friend Steven B. Dowd posted over two years ago on the chessgames page of Uri Avner a problem from his early period:

(= 8+6 )

Uri Avner
Match Israel vs. Switzerland 1959, 1st place
Mate in 3

It is a few years now but still vividly in my mind that I saw a problem that was taken aboard Soyuz 9 into space. I have written about that story elsewhere on this website, so let me re-quote the problem.

(= 7+5 )

Valentin Rudenko
Suomen Shakki 1957, 1st prize
Mate in 3

Yes, the two problems are sufficiently different in the solution, but their matrix is too similar to not think of a partial anticipation, although I find Avner's solution more humorous.

(with apologies to the late master)
 
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(2) Posted by Vlaicu Crisan [Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 13:27]

Two mutates. The main difference between them is the swap between the set and real play.
Although Avner's has two additional variations in the set play, I think it should have been labelled "after Rudenko".
 
 
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(3) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 14:06]; edited by seetharaman kalyan [14-06-15]

I agree. While interchanging set actual play is an improvement, the problem is indeed anticipated by Rudenko. I believe Rudekno would have considered this possibility but rejected it unwilling to add material. In any case, it shows how highly talented Unri Avner was.
 
 
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