Friday, February 10, 2012

February 11th

Arthur James Mosely (11-02-1867 - 15-04-1930) Australian composer

Arthur Mosely
[from G.Foster and B.Meadley's article in the Problemist]

Some biographical details about Mosely and about his activity at the Brisbane Courier can be found on our Australian friends' website Ozproblems: this is an article by Geoff Foster and Bob Meadly published in The Problemist, November 2005.

Mosely, Arthur James
Good Companion, Apr 1914
2nd Prize


#2* 10 + 10

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Jan Hartong (11-02-1902 - 29-01-1987) Dutch composer and International Master (Honoris Causa)


Jan Hartong
Problem, February 1968
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]









Jan Hartong is a revered giant of chess composition. Dr. Niemeijer wrote an interesting book comparing Hartong with Lev Loshinsky: "Twee zielen Twee gedachten" (1959) as well as a monograph dedicated to Jan Hartong in the "Probleemcomponisten" series (no.IV, 1946).
(It seems that J.Hartong also participated to the 1923 Margate congress: see the group photograph on Chess Notes 4122).
Let's pick some of Hartong's works selected in the FIDE album:

Hartong, Jan
Tijdschrift vd KNSB, 1943 (8566)
1st Prize


#3 8 + 11

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Hartong, Jan
problem (Zagreb) 1954
1st Prize


#3 vvv 12 + 10

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Hartong, Jan
British Chess Magazine, 1953
1st Prize


#2* v 9 + 11

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Hartong, Jan
The Problemist, 1927
1st Prize


#2 8 + 14

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Further read: Hartong's task of 6 thematic variations of the organ pipes theme.


Евгений Иванович Умнов (11-02-1913 - 22-07-1989) Russian composer (Evgheni Ivanovich Umnov)

Evgheni Ivanovich Umnov
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Yes, this is the Umnov of the Umnov theme.

Умнов, Евгений Иванович
Moskauer Schachklub, 1938
1st Prize


#3 10 + 11

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Умнов, Евгений Иванович
Задачи и этюды 1928
Prize
         h#2 5 solutions
b7, a5, h3, b2, f2: Grasshopper
11 + 8
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Roald Bukne (11-02-1925 - 10-10-1997) Norwegian composer and chess player

Bukne, Roald
Deutsche Schachzeitung (3773)
1st Prize


#2* 9 + 7

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Gheorghe Tănase (11-02-1945) Romanian composer

Tănase, Gheorghe
Buletin Problemistic 1998
Dedicated to Mihai Olariu
h#3b) -bPf3
c) bKe4->a4
d) bKe4->h3
6 + 6
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