NABOKV-L post 0007117, Mon, 18 Nov 2002 21:23:38 -0800

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Fw: typo (?) in chess problem in 'Drugie berega'
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----- Original Message -----
From: George Shimanovich
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 7:35 PM
Subject: Fw: typo (?) in chess problem in 'Drugie berega'


I just compared another edition. It was a typo: instead of black pawn on e3 it should have been c3. Then 1. Bc2 is the only solution and beautiful indeed. Better be careful with those letters on the chess board, especially when publishing Nabokov!

- George
----- Original Message -----
From: George Shimanovich
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 10:12 PM
Subject: typo (?) in chess problem in 'Drugie berega'


I just realized that chess problem in 'Drugie berega' from Charkov Folio edition of 1997 has a solution different from the one offered by Nabokov. My copy says:

White: Kga7, Qb6, Rf4, Rh5, Be4, Bh8, Kd8, Ke6, b7, g3
Black: Kge5, Rg7, Bh6, Ke2, Kg5, e3, c6, d7

But that chess problem has simple solution with first move: 1. Rf5+
VN's solution in chapter 14 is: 1. Bc2.

Also the same goal as in 1. Bc2 is achieved by 1. Bd3 and 1. Bb1.

I suspect the typo in my edition. Can somebody please compare the position with Speak Memory ?

Thanks,
George