Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 22nd

Jacob Bettmann (22-01-1865 - 22-04-1935) American composer

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Jacob was the cousin of composer Henry Ward Bettmann.

Bettmann, Jacob
Southern Trade Gazette, 1887
1st Prize


#2 11 + 5

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Henning Gunnar Natanael Källström (22-01-1909 - 23-06-1993) Swedish composer


Henning Källström
‎"Problem" № 127-132 September 1969 pg. 104-105.
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]







Källström, Henning Gunnar Natanael
Tidskrift för Schack, 1978
2nd Honorable Mention


+ 4 + 9

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João Baptista Santiago (22-01-1894 - 21-08-1963) Brazilian composer

Santiago, João Baptista
Parallèle 50, 1949


#3 6 + 1

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Santiago, João Baptista
Problem, 1954
2nd Place

#2 7 + 10

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Josef Emil Krejcik (22-01-1885 - 04-01-1957) Austrian composer and player

Chess Notes

Krejcik has a dedicated page on Wikipedia or here. He was a chess master and published several books. His aggressive style made for spectacular and short games, such as this one (Please press Refresh if the game is not immediately displayed) or this one which was already mentioned by Edward Winter on Chess Notes.

Krejcik, Josef Emil
Deutsches Wochenschach, 1904 (456)


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Adalbert Schmitt (22-01-1897 - ?) German composer

Schmitt, Adalbert
Lippische Landeszeitung, 1951
1st Prize


#2 7 + 5

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József Tafferner (22-01-1913 - 11-05-1997) Hungarian composer

Tafferner, József
Magyar Sakkvilág, 1942
1st Prize


s#2 7 + 13

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Feldmann corrections in selfmate - perhaps shown then for the first time in a selfmate?


Tafferner, József
Bajai Tsb, 1954
2nd Prize


#2 10 + 10

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Fritz Matzinger (22-01-1904 - 03-08-1994) Swiss composer

Matzinger, Fritz
Berner Problemturnier
1st Prize


#2 10 + 9

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