Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 13th

Uri Avner (13-01-1941 - 10-06-2014) Israeli composer, Grandmaster and former President of the WFCC


Avner, Uri
The Problemist, 1992
1st Prize


s#6 10 + 11

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Ioannis Garoufalidis (13-01-1966) Greek composer


Garoufalidis, Ioannis
Problemkiste, Feb 2004 (151/6096)


s#22 4 + 2

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Enrico Paoli (13-01-1908 - 15-12-2005) - Italian composer.



Enrico Paoli
Messaggero Scacchi




Enrico Paoli was also an International Master o.t.b. and was renowned as the organizer of the Reggio Emilia tournament.

Paoli, Enrico
Van Reek-50 JT, 1995
Commendation


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Joseph Kentigern Heydon (13-01-1884 - 09-1947) Australian composer

Heydon, Joseph Kentigern
Good Companion, Nov 1920
1st Prize


#2 10 + 7

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Zacharias Fjellström (13-01-1906 - 17-04-1979) Swedish composer


Zacharias Fjellström
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]








Fjellström, Zacharias
British Chess Federation, 1953
1st Prize

#2*  9 + 8

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Albert Fischli (13-01-1947) Swiss composer


Albert Fischli, 1969
[SSZ 1969, page 37]








Albert Fischli composes moremovers and studies, with an interest in tempo manoeuvres and switchbacks.

Fischli, Albert
Basler Nachrichten 1968

#4  7 + 2

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Пётр Степанович Муссури (13-01-1911 - 01-08-1937) Greek-Soviet composer (Pyotr Stepanovich Mussuri)



Pyotr Mussuri (Moussouris) was a Greek citizen born in Baku and lived in Moscow. He worked as a free-lance journalist for the Russian chess magazine "64". He covered the famous 1936 Nottingham tournament for the magazine. In 1937 during the Great Purge he was wrongfully accused and executed.
The reader can discover more details about Mussuri's short life in this pdf document (in Russian).

He composed direct mates and selfmates and was also a judge and organizer.

Муссури, Пётр Степанович
1st Prize, «64», 15 Oct 1935

#2  9 + 9

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3 comments:

  1. For games and another problem of Avner's:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=48200

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  2. Enrico Paoli is "The Player of the Day" today at chessgames.com!

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  3. Some more selfmates by Ioannis Garoufalidis, here.

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