Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 29th

Miroslav Bílý (29-01-1945) Czech composer

Miroslav Bílý composes helpmates presenting (chameleon) echo mates and he even wrote a book about them.

Bílý, Miroslav
Problem Observer, 1997
1st Prize


h#3.5b) Move f7 d4 4 + 4

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Alphonse Grunenwald (29-01-1916 - 18-05-2000) French composer

Grunenwald composed mostly direct mates and helpmates. In order to give an idea of his style, we have selected three problems: #3, h#2 and fairy h#6.

Grunenwald, Alphonse
Suddeutschen Rundfunk, 1959
2nd Prize


#3 7 + 4

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Grunenwald, Alphonse
diagrammes, 1983


h#23.1.1.1 6 + 6

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Grunenwald, Alphonse
Feenschach, 1952
h#6g4: Nightrider 2 + 5

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Олександр Вікторович Мочалкін (29-01-1951 - 11-08-1996) Ukrainian composer and FIDE master (Oleksandr Viktorovich Mochalkin)



Aleksandr Mochalkin
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]



Мочалкін, Олександр Вікторович
Ukrainian Sports Committee, 1986
1st Prize


#2 vv 6 + 6

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Мочалкін, Олександр Вікторович
Odesa 88, 1988
1st Prize


#2* 11 + 5

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Mochalkin also knows how to compose helpmates:

Мочалкін, Олександр Вікторович
Санкт-Петербургский конкурс 1994
1st Prize


h#24 solutions 6 + 13
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Виктор Владимирович Кичигин (29-01-1949) Russian composer (Viktor Vladimirovich Kichigin)



Victor Kichigin
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]


Кичигин, Виктор Владимирович
Schach, 1976 (8010)
1st HM


#3 7 + 10

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Anders Elis Waldemar Olson (29-01-1901 - 22-01-2004) Swedish composer


Anders Olson
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]


Olson, Anders Elis Waldemar
Magyar Sakkvilag 1925 1/2e Prix


s#2 13 + 8

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Григорий Фёдорович Марковский (29-01-1937) Russian composer (Grigory Fedorovich Markovsky)

Markovsky is presently one of the best twomover composers. His preference goes to transferred/changed mates.

Марковский, Григорий Фёдорович
Знамя труда 1988
1st Prize


#2 10 + 9

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Ladislav Polacek (29-01-1923) Slovak composer

Polacek is a direct mate composer with some notable results, among which the following 4-mover:

Polacek, Ladislav
Schachverein Eutin JT, 2000
1st Prize


#4 8 + 11

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Bernhard Schauer (29-01-1929 - 15-04-1995) German composer

Schauer is known for some remarkable logical direct mates such as:

Schauer, Bernhard
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1990
1st Prize


#6 10 + 7

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Schauer, Bernhard
1e Prix Die Schwalbe, 1974


h#2 7 + 7

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Irving Chernev (29-01-1900 - 29-09-1981) American composer

Chernev, Irving
source unknown, 1960


+ 2 + 1

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Jens Peter Marinus Ottesen Pedersen (29-01-1896 - 18-09-1968) Danish composer

Pedersen, Jens Peter Marinus Ottesen
Kryds-og Tvaersbladet, 1934
Prize


#2 9 + 7

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John Angus Erskine (29-01-1873 - 27-04-1960) New Zealander composer

Erskine, John Angus
Australian Columns, 1915
1st Prize


#3 5 + 7

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