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VLADIMIR NABOKOV was born April 22, 1899, in St. Petersburg, Russia into an aristocratic family. He is one of the best novelists of the XX century. Major Works: "The Luzhin Defence" ("The Defense" or "Luzhin's Defense"), "The Gift", "Pnin", "Pale Fire", "Ada"; "Speak, Memory".

Nabokov's Luzhin and his prototypes. Disclosing the mystery
(by Boris Schipkov, 9.10.2000)

Rotlewi, Georg - Rubinstein, Akiba [D40], Lodz 1907 (Boris Schipkov, 22.11.2001)

Deep in Siberia's mines, let naught
Subdue your proud and patient spirit
Your crushing toil and lofty thought
Shall not be wasted - do not fear it.

Alexander Pushkin (1827)
Translated by Irina Zheleznova.

The board is set. The pieces are moving...

Boris Schipkov (The White): The Trilogy on The Dutch Defence (The Lord of the Dutch)
1. "Dutch Defence A90-A99" (The Fellowship of the Dutch Defence)
2. "The Dutch Defence, Leningrad System A86-A89" (The Battle for Petersburg)
3. "Dutch A80-A85" (The Return of the Dutch Defence).


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