Viktor Kolpakov

( 29.11.1955 - 02.03.2001)

Viktor Kolpakov photo


       Viktor Sergeevich Kolpakov was born on 29 November 1955 in large cossack village Kavkazskaya,Kuban region, where he lived and worked as a tax inspector.

       He had wide interests in chess field. In correspondence-chess he had 1 category with two candidate's points. Since the beginning of 80 years Viktor became enthusiastic with chess composition. Often participating in different solving tourneys, he was a champion Volgograd region and vice-champion of Georgia, also a prizewinner of Rostov and Kuban regions. As a composer Viktor loved the collective creative activity and miniature genre. He was very extensive in correspondence with colleagues-composers and had the coauthors all over the world. Viktor Kolpakov has published more than 600 compositions, nearly half from them was composed in coauthorship. Viktor judged the composing tourneys including the international ones at the last years of his life.

        At the first day of XXI championship of Kuban region in solving (2 March 2001) Viktor Kolpakov suddenly died because of heart attack while solving twomovers.


Viktor Kolpakov's creative works

Sachsische Zeitung, 1988








1. Qb2?  (2. Qa3, Qb5, Qb6 # ) = ABC

1.  ... Rb1/Sc4/Be8    2. A/B/C,  but 1.  ... Bb3!

 

1. Qd6!  (2. Qa3, Qc5, Qb6 # ) = ADC

1.  ... Rb1/Sc4/Be8    2. A/D/C



        
      
        
       
        
      
       
       
# 2 v                                            (3 + 4)

2 Pr   M. Marandyuk - 50 JT, 1999





a)    1. Bc3! zugzvang
        1. ... Ke3    2. Sc1    Kf2    3. Qf4 #
        1. ... Kc2    2. Qe4+  Kd1    3. Qd3 #
                               2.   ...   Kb3     3. Sc1#

b)    1. Sc3! zugzvang 
        1. ... Ke3   2. Sd1+  Kd3   3. Qc4 #
        1. ... Kc2   2. Qd1+  Kb2   3. Qb1#
        1. ... Kd2   2. Qe2+  Kc1   3. Ba3 #

        
        
        
       
      
       
      
       
# 3            b) Pb2 -> b3                (6 + 1)

2 H.M.  Akaki - 150 JT,  1991







    1. Sg2+ Kf3  (1. ... Ke5  2. Qe7+  Kf5  3. Se3+)
    2. Qh3+ (2.Qh5+?  K2  3. Qxd1 = pat)  2.  ... Ke4
    3. qe6+  Kd3 (3.  ... Kf4  4. Qe3+  Kg4  5. Qg3+
     Kh5  6. Sf4+  Kh6  7. Qg6 #)  4. Qd5+  Ke2<
     5. Sf4+  Ke1  6. Qe4+  Kd2  7. Qd3+  Ke1  
     8. Qe3+  Kf1 9. Qg1 #

        
       
        
        
      
        
       
       
Win                                                (3 + 2)

1- 2 Pl.  Pivdennij Bug, ??






       1.   ...   Bb6    2. Kb5  Re6 #

       1. Bc3  Bc5   2. Qb3  Re5 #

        
        
        
        
     
      
       
       
H # 2  *                                           (4 + 3)

in coauthorship with V. Zheglov
Com.
Schweizer Schach Magazin, 1993








     1)  1.Ke5 Qd1   2.Kf4 Kb1    3.Qe5 Qf3 #

     2)  1.Rg6 Qc1    2.Kf5  g3     3.Qe6 Qf4 #

     3)  1.Rg7 Qb1    2.Kf6  g4     3.Qe7 Qf5 #

        
       
       
       
        
        
      
      
H # 3            3 solutions               (3+ 4)

H.M.  Ideal-Mate Review, 2000








    1)  1. b1=S  Ba2       2. Sa3  Bb1+  
          3. Kc4  Kd2          4. Sb5  Ba2 #

    2)  1. b1=B Kc1       2. Ba2  Bd1
          3. Bd5  Kb2        4. Kc4  Be2 #

        
        
        
       
        
     
       
       
H # 4            2 solutions              (3 + 3)

Prize,  Ideal-Mate Review, 1999







     a)  1. Qa8  Kb3  2. Qf3+  Ka2  3. Bc3  Kb3
           4. Bd2+  Ka2  5. Qd1  Kb3  6. Rb4+  Ka2
            7. Rb2+  ab #

     b)  1. Bc3  Kb3  2. Be1+  Ka2  3. Rd1  Kb3
           4. Qb5+  Ka2  5. Bb4  Kb3  6. Bd2+  Ka2
           7. Qb2+  ab #

        
        
       
        
       
       
     
       
S # 7           b) Rd4 -> d3             (5+ 2)

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