Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 5th

We shall mention in passing Elias Stein, the Dutch master born in Lorraine on 5th February 1748, who recommended the Dutch defence in his 1789 treaty "Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs, avec des réflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu" and we start today's list with:

Joseph William Abbott (05-02-1840 - 05-08-1923) British composer

J.W.Abbott is known for his collection of problems: "121 Chess Problems" (1887) that can be downloaded here. You can see two of his games on Chessgames.

Abbott, Joseph William
The Chess Monthly, 1887
2nd Prize, Set


#3 12 + 7
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"The Golden Book of Chess Composition (1850-1913)" by Yakov Vladimirov and Andrey Selivanov prefers to quote the following twomover by J.W.Abbott:

Abbott, Joseph William
The Illustrated London News, 1886


#2* 7 + 4

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Robert Worters (05-02-1847 - 27-12-1915) British composer

Worters, Robert
Les Mille et un Mats Inverses, 1907


s#3 8 + 8

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Roberts Skuja (05-02-1910 - 18-09-19840 Latvian composer

Skuja, Roberts
Wiener Schach-Zeitung, 1935


#3 3 + 3

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Leonard Balbus (05-02-1943) American composer


Len Balbus
With Uri Avner (left), Good Companions meeting, Princeton 2009
[Courtesy of Vladimir Tyapkin]






Balbus, Leonard
531 The Problemist 01-02/1977
h#3       b) bKf2->e2      2 + 6

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Carlo de Grandi (05-02-1948) Italian composer living in Greece

Carlo de Grandi is a Venetian-born composer living in Athens. His blog (in Greek) can be found here.


De Grandi, Carlo
E. Manolas-60, 2010
4th Commendation


#3 6 + 3
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De Grandi, Carlo
L'Italia Scacchistica, 2002 (8608)


#5 8 + 4

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Raúl Jordan (05-02-1980) German composer

Raúl was 10 when this problem was published !

Jordan, Gunter & Jordan, Raúl
Pat Mat, 1990


h#2* 4 + 3

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Sereeterin Denzen (05-02-1929 - 1992) Mongolian composer

Denzen, Sereeterin
TT “Khuch” (Sport Society) 1987
1st Prize

#3  12 + 5

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2 comments:

  1. Len Balbus at Good Companions meeting in Prenceton, 2009:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/100270488111055871953/GoodCompanionsMeetingOctober2009#5409817918766954994
    https://picasaweb.google.com/100270488111055871953/GoodCompanionsMeetingOctober2009#5404121330840382930
    https://picasaweb.google.com/100270488111055871953/GoodCompanionsMeetingOctober2009#5404091881182605442

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    1. Thank you Vladimir : I have inserted Len's photo.

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