Selection out of 49 studies composed by

Valeri Efimovich Khortov (Russia, 1926)

(Or sometimes named Jortov)

A prominent Russian composer of the city of Belozersk, in the region of Vologodsk, metallurgical profession, who was a candidate for Master of Sport of the USSR and also the title of judge for chess composition. Jortov, who started his studies in 1960, reports that until 1987 he had created 102 studies, but he did not say anything about the number of awards and distinctions he obtained with his works in contests. In his Studies he shows himself as a very eclectic composer, both in the choice of themes and in the form of presentation, ranging from subtle miniatures to works of neoromantic nuances, where the idea is hidden behind long systematic maneuvers.

SOURCE: "The Art of the Study of Chess" - T.IV (Former Soviet Union) Author: Zoilo R. Caputto- Bs.As. (Argentina) - 1996

EG index gives the following interesting references to articles in EG with or by him:

Khortov, V.E. 64 1984 133 (86)

Khortov, V. photograph- 200 (138)


Study selection by Mario Garcia.

(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).