Selection out of more than 90 studies composed by

Sergey Mikhailovich Ivanovitsj Kaminer

(Russia, 2.6.1908 - 27.9.1938)


Siegfried Hornecker has written an interesting article at which reports:

Sergey Kaminer was an engineer in the chemical industry.

He was the earliest chess composer of the modern Soviet period, but his story is a rather sad one. One day in autumn 1937, when Botvinnik played the USSR championship against Levenfish in the hotel “National” in Moscow, Sergey Kaminer appeared after a phone call, gave Botvinnik his notebook in case something happens to him and with this took care that his studies were preserved.

Unfortunately, the prediction turned out to be true, as those were the years of Stalin’s mass murder known as the “Great Purge”, to which Kaminer fell victim in 1938."

In this book about 11 pages are written about him.


Some studies composed by Sergey Kaminer

(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))


More studies can be replayed of this composer at this page:

Sergei Kaminer studies page-2

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