Vitaly Halberstadt (20 March 1903, Odessa – 25 October 1967, Paris) was a French chess player, problemist and, above all, a noted endgame study composer. [1 ]
Odessa, Russian Empire (currently Ukraine), he emigrated to France. In 1925, he shared 1st with Abraham Baratz in the 1st Paris City Chess Championship, tied for 5-6th in the 2nd Paris-ch 1926 ( [2 ] Leon Schwartzmann won), tied for 5-6th at Hyères 1926 (Baratz won), shared 1st with [3 ] Peter Potemkine at Paris 1926, tied for 5-7th in the 3rd Paris-ch 1927 (Baratz won), tied for 10-11th in the 4th Paris-ch 1928 (Baratz won), tied for 1st-3rd with Marcel Duchamp and J.J. O'Hanlon at Hyères 1928, took 8th in the 6th Paris-ch 1930 ( Josef Cukierman won), took 6th in the 7th Paris-ch 1931 ( Eugene Znosko-Borovsky won), took 3rd in the 8th Paris-ch 1932 ( Oscar Blum won), and took 9th at Paris 1938 ( L'Echiquier, Baldur Hoenlinger won). [4 ]
In 1932, he published with Marcel Ducham
p "L'Opposition et les cases conjugées sont réconciliées", a chess manual dedicated to several special end-game problems, for which Duchamp designed the layout and cover. Halberstadt is also an author of " [5 ] Curiosités tactiques des finales" (1954).
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