Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 10th

Konrad Erlinger (10-02-1856 - 31-12-1944) Austrian composer

Konrad Erlinger published problems under the pseudonym of Konrad Erlin. He was a prolific composer, a lover of model mates and of sacrifices of white pieces, and a precursor of the Bohemian school.

Erlinger, Konrad
Good Companions, 1921
1st Prize


#3 8 + 7
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Erlinger, Konrad
Beobachter, 1889
1st Prize


#3 7 + 7

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Erlinger, Konrad
Illustriertes Familien-Journal 1888
1st Prize
#3......7 + 7

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Otto Georg Edgar Dehler (10-02-1887 - 20-05-1948) German composer

Dehler composed many miniatures, some of them with an especially rich play

Dehler, Otto Georg Edgar
Arbeiter-Schachzeitung, Sep 1920 (419)
3rd Prize, Kieler Arbeiter-Schachbund


#3 5 + 1

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Dehler, Otto Georg Edgar
Ostdeutsche Morgenpost, 1923
1st HM


#3 6 + 6

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C. J. Taale (10-02-1890 - ?) Dutch composer

C.J. Taale seems to have been a mathematician. As written here, he has published in Dutch magazine Pythagoras a magic square with magic constant 260 which offers the peculiarity to be bimagic. Obviously it had to be a 8x8 square:

.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
|  3 | 50 | 55 |  6 | 48 | 29 | 28 | 41 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 45 | 32 | 25 | 44 |  2 | 51 | 54 |  7 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 22 | 39 | 34 | 19 | 57 | 12 | 13 | 64 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 60 |  9 | 16 | 61 | 23 | 38 | 35 | 18 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 40 | 21 | 20 | 33 | 11 | 58 | 63 | 14 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 10 | 59 | 62 | 15 | 37 | 24 | 17 | 36 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 49 |  4 |  5 | 56 | 30 | 47 | 42 | 27 |
.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.----.
| 31 | 46 | 43 | 26 | 52 |  1 |  8 | 53 |
^----^----^----^----^----^----^----^----^

Like Erlinger, Taale too used a pseudonym (J. de Jutter) and composed direct mates, heterodox or fairy problems.

Taale, C. J.
4739 Die Schwalbe 115, 07/1937
Dedicated to Dr. Zepler
Best #2 of the 3rd Quarter 1937

#2 13 + 8

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Taale, C. J.
N.T.B. 1926
1st Prize


#2 11 + 8

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Carel Johan Robert Sammelius (10-02-1912) Dutch composer and International Master

You can find some of his games here.
Sammelius is a great artist and it was hard to make a selection. According to Echesspedia.com [broken link] one hundred of his compositions have been published in 1988 in a book "Probleem componisten XII".

Sammelius, Carel Johan Robert
Tijdschrift vd KNSB, 1939
1st Prize


#2 9 + 13

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Sammelius, Carel Johan Robert
Limburgsch Dagblad, 1941
1st Prize


#3 11 + 11

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Sammelius, Carel Johan Robert
Tijdschrift vd KNSB, 1954
2nd-3rd Prize


#3 9 + 8

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Валерий Николаевич Карпов (10-02-1939 - 28-04-1998) Russian composer (Valery Nikolayevich Karpov)


Valery Karpov
Problem, February 1968
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]









Karpov composed in all genres.

Карпов, Валерий Николаевич
IX Всероссийский конкурс 1977
1st Prize


#2 v 10 + 8

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Карпов, Валерий Николаевич
Tungsram Turnier, 1980
1st Prize

h#2 (6+8)
2.1.1.1

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Milan Orešković (10-02-1962) Croatian composer

Orešković, Milan
Mat (Beograd) 1985


#3 5 + 1

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