Monday, January 30, 2012

January 31st

Søren Anton Sørensen (31-01-1840 - 11-02-1896) Danish composer

Søren_Anton_Sørensen [Wikipedia.da]

According to Martin Møller, whose Skakjournal was quoted here in 2009:
"Søren Anton Sørensen was taught chess at the age 11 (1851) by H.Møller, when he was a regular visitor at Sulsted præste-gård (vacarage) - (H.Møller was former chairman in the first Copenhagen chess club/Københavns skak forening 1844-1846)."
Martin Møller then narrates a little anecdote which you may read on Rick Kennedy's Jerome Gambit blog. Anyway, S.A.S. was a talented chess player, whose games you may browse through on
He also wrote with A. Arnell an anthology of Nordic problems: "Nordiske Skakproblemer" (1879) that can be read on Anders Thulin website.

Sørensen won a tourney organised by the BCF in 1873. One of the problems of the set was the following:

Sørensen, Søren Anton
British Chess Association, 1873
1st Prize, Set

#4 7 + 11

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Curt Sixten Gabriel Stockman (31-01-1901 - 03-06-1992) Swedish composer 

Curt Stockman
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Curt Stockman was a noticeable composer:

Stockman, Curt Sixten Gabriel
Aftonbladet, 12th Feb 1922
1st Prize

#3 4 + 2

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Stockman, Curt Sixten Gabriel
Tidskrift för Schack, 1947
2nd Prize

#2* 10 + 6

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Isaak Kavnatsky (31-01-1911 - 29-11-2009)

Isaak Kavnatsky in 1942
[Thanks to Сережа Ткаченко]

The award of the Memorial Tourney Isaac Kavnatsky-100 could be read online in 2012[broken link].
Isaac Kavnatsky did not compose many problems, but had style:

Kavnatsky, Isaak
Probleemblad, 2003 (H557)
2nd Prize

h#3b) Move g2 b2 9 + 10

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Kavnatsky, Isaak
Probleemblad, 1993
2nd HM

#3 5 + 6

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Wilhelm Heim (31-01-1912 - ?) German composer

Heim, Wilhelm
Annaberger JT, 1940
3rd Prize

#3 11 + 11

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Norman Littlewood (31-01-1933) British composer

Littlewood, Norman
British Chess Problem Society, 1965
1st Prize

#3 13 + 7

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Сергей Павлович Захаров (31-01-1952 - 14-09-2019) Russian composer and International Master (Sergey Pavlovich Zakharov)

Zakharov composes direct mates and studies. One of his successes in the endgame field is the following:

Захаров, Сергей Павлович
Kubbel MT Задачи и этюды 2002
Special Prize

= 5 + 6

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Gábor Szilágyi (31-01-1911) Hungarian composer

Gábor Szilágyi
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Szilágyi, Gábor
La Settimana Enigmistica, 1936

#2  15 + 9

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Karl-Gunnar Petterson (31-01-1915) Swedish composer

Karl-Gunnar Petterson
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Petterson, Karl-Gunnar
Tidskrift för Schack, 1941

#3  7 + 4

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