Friday, January 27, 2012

January 28th

John Poole (28-01-1882 - 1956) British composer

Poole, John
Norwich Mercury, 1911


#4 6 + 6

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Hugo Pfefferkorn (28-01-1891 - ?) Austrian composer

Pfefferkorn, Hugo
Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1962


#3 10 + 7

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Bob Meadley (28-01-1940) Australian composer

Bob Meadley is a chess composer who is also interested in chess history. He is also a chess collector. He composed few, but wrote more. His "Letter to Bert", an autobiographical account of his passion for collecting chess books written in 1999, can be read here. He wrote also a book about W.A.Whyatt's chess problems.
You may learn more about him here:

Meadley, Bob
Sunday Mirror, 1966


#2 7 + 5

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Josef Haas (28-01-1922 - 00-11-2003) German composer

Josef Haas composed mostly retro problems: retractors and 'last move?' problems.


Haas, Josef
Die Schwalbe, 1973
2nd Prize


-1 & #1 13 + 8

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Helmut Klug (28-01-1921 - 07-04-1981) German composer

Composed direct mates, often in collaboration with Manfred Zucker. The following problem is a rather tough nut for solvers:

Klug, Helmut & Weisert, Klaus
Schach, 1972
2nd Prize


#3 12 + 11

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Василий Иванович Черных (28-01-1940) Russian composer (Vasily Ivanovich Chernyh)



Vasily Chernyh in 1979
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]


Черных, Василий
Schach-Aktiv, 2004

#2*  12 + 9

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Виктор Феофанович Денежкин (28-01-1915 - 31-07-1979) Russian composer (Viktor Feofanovich Denezhkin)

Денежкин, Виктор Феофанович
Priokskaya Pravda, 1975

#3  9 + 12

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