Biography

Russian Federation Korolkov Vladimir Alexandrovic (07.11.1907 - 01.05.1987)
Soviet Chess Composer, International Grandmaster (1975) and International Arbiter for Chess Compositions (1956).

Since 1926 he published more 300 studies and 230 compositions of non-orthodox genres, more than 350 were marked with distinctions including 70 first prizes.

Korolkov published a study entitled “Excelsior” in 1958 in which White wins only by making six consecutive captures by a pawn.

He was the winner of the individual Correspondence USSR Championships in 1929 and 1948.

Author of Selected Studies (1958).

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Updated 26.11.2011