Studies composed by

Viktor Lvovich Khenkin

(Russia, 1.1.1923 - 20.1.2010)

With David Bronstein (right).


At the Russian Wikipedia you can read about him:

Viktor Lvovich Khenkin ( January 1, 1923 , Moscow - January 20, 2010 , ibid.) - Russian chess player , journalist and theorist, chess columnist for the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.

Master of Sports of the USSR (1962).

Champion of the CA DSO "Wings of the Soviets" (1958).

Known as an endgame specialist .

Together with Yu. L. Averbakh , V. A. Chekhover , N. A. Kopaev and I. L. Maizelis , he participated in the work on a series of books " Chess endings ".

He is the author of the section "Queen vs. Rook" in the volume devoted to the queen endgame. [one]

Member of the Great Patriotic War . Guard Lieutenant. Participated in the defense of Leningrad .

He was commander of a platoon of submachine gunners, commander of a rifle company, chief of staff of a reconnaissance regiment.

In June 1944 he was seriously wounded in the Vyborg region .

He was awarded the Order of the Red Star for military merit . [2]

He was buried with his mother and older brother in the columbarium of the Donskoy cemetery in Moscow.



His last name is sometimes spelled: Henkin.

At this website where he was honored at his 85 birthday many pictures and stories can be found about him:

Henkin interviewed every world champion (except Fischer) with whom he happened to be contemporary. 

He is rightfully considered one of the best interviewers, and having once visited a tournament in Sochi (1988) with him, I learned the secret of how he managed to achieve the effect of "heart-to-heart talk": it turns out that he never used a voice recorder, relying entirely on your memory. But he had an iron rule: after the interview, he immediately went to his room and, without delay, put the conversation on paper. “It’s worth delaying or chatting with someone along the way - that’s it, the nuances disappear from memory, then, no matter how hard you strain, you won’t remember.” 

There are 111 entries in the Harold van der Heijden database by him.

They are about all Theoretical positions and mostly Queen against Rook.


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

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))