[Retros] OTB retro
elkies at math.harvard.edu
Wed Jun 22 15:24:02 EDT 2011
>> Does OTB grandmaster Moiseenko also indulge in retro problems?
> I suppose you may be referring to two different persons.
> Anatoly Moisienko (not Moiseenko) the composer (though not
> a retro composer, as far as I know) is a Kiev University
> professor of linguistics and the inventor of an art form called
> shakhopoeziya (chess poetry) [...]
> Could it be that there are three Moise/ienkos?
I've been sufficiently "out of the loop" that I wasn't aware of even one
chess player or composer by this name until I saw that Chessbase item.
(I guess it's probably a common enough name that the coincidence is not
too surprising.) I was just amused by the fact that an over-the-board GM
would choose a Bishop promotion that served no competitive purpose but
did happen to produce a position of mild retroanalytical interest
of a kind that I've not seen before in an actual game.
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