Who was Nikolaï Dimitrievitch Grigoriev

Tantale

NimzoRoy

A great endgame composer featured in many of my endgame blogs

http://blog.chess.com/RoboRoy

gregdocot
I n the Introduction of thebook "Pawn Endings" by Y. Averbakh and I. Maizelis, (1973) :
 
The theory of pawn endings has been based on the experience of masters and the analyticel study of innumerableexamples. Also, endgame composers have made large contributions through artistic analysis and the exposition of certain general laws.
The most valuable contributors to the development of this theory were Durand, who published some essays concerning key squares in 1860 and 1874; Dedrle, who considerably expanded that theory in 1921 and 1925; and Grigoriev, the distinguished investigator and outstanding artist, who laid the foundationon the theory of co-ordinate squares (1922) and made significant contributions to the study of pawn endingsand their laws.   
 
 
gaereagdag

Sounds like the name of a wrestler.

Tantale

Here an interesting article (in russian language) about Grigoriev

http://chesspro.ru/_events/2008/grigoriev.html

 

Tantale

Grigoriev made very beautiful studies as this one :

(who could solve it without chess engines or EGTB)



Tantale

Grigoriev was too a great player

here a game Grigoreiv Alekhine 1915



Tantale

A beautiful study of Grigoriev

White to play and win

NimzoRoy

How about posting an interactive diagram ie the position set up as a puzzle or game that we can play thru? Posting "inert" diagrams only makes sense if you don't want most of the people who see it to be bothered trying to solve it

Tantale

Ok I try. Never done before

Tantale

@NimzoRoy

Thanks

Great!

NimzoRoy

THANKS for re-posting it I'd never have gotten it! I may have to "borrow" it for my endgame blogs on K+P multiple pawn endings!

alghul

He looks a bit like Morozevich.

p0testi0

Karsten Mueller in his Endgame DVDs on Pawn endgames cites him as the best theorist on this topic of all time.