Monday, February 6, 2012

February 7th

Friedrich Capraez (07-02-1830 - 00-06-1891) Swiss composer

Friedrich Capraez [Chess History.com]

Friedrich Capraez was the first editor of the Schweizerische Schachzeitung. Biographical details can be found (in German) here, among other articles about Swiss chess history.

Here is an entertaining selfmate in 9:

Capraez, Friedrich
1083v Schachzeitung 01-02/1860

s#9 9 + 9

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Karol Piltz (07-02-1896 - 00-09-1939) Polish composer and chess master

Karol Piltz [Wikipedia]

Piltz, Karol
Göteborgs Schacksällskap, 1919
6th Prize


#3 7 + 6


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Ludvik Štěpán (07-02-1904 - 13-01-1971) Czech composer

Let's continue with this selfmate which was included in the FIDE Album and would be excellent for a solving competition:

Štěpán, Ludvík
Feenschach, 1958
1st Prize


s#5 8 + 4
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Karl Christian Nielsen (07-02-1906 - 16-06-1967) Danish composer

Are you looking for strong sensations? Look at this threemover:

Nielsen, Karl Christian
Magasinet, 1936
2nd Prize


#3 10 + 11

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Ingvar Källström (07-02-1908 - 19-05-1995) Swedish composer

Källström, Ingvar
Tidskrift för Schack, 1930


#2 4 + 3

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Béla Bakay (07-02-1913 - 2000) Hungarian composer


Bakay mostly published long problems, but we chose this twomover: a hard nut to solve!

Bakay, Béla
A.simay-Molnár MT Corr, 1939
1st Prize


#2* vvv 10 + 10

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Anton Bidleň (07-02-1952) Slovak composer

Anton Bidleň is one of the very few composers who composed direct mates with Duplex for instance one of them can be seen here. But let's quote a very recent problem, from 2012, which is also quoted here: White plays 126 moves and mates the black King.

Bidleň, Anton
Blog zlínského problemisty, 4th Jan 2012


ser-#126 4 + 15

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Milan Borik (07-02-1956) Slovak composer

Borik, Milan
94 Idee und Form 07/1989

h#2 4 + 13
4.1.1.1

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Vladimir Šarda (07-02-1959) Czech composer

Šarda, Vladimír
1000 sachovnic, 1989
Comm.


#3 5 + 7

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Errol Dickl (07-02-1964) German composer

Errol Dickl is a selfmate composer.

Dickl, Errol
3756 Schach-Report 02/1990

s#4 9 + 10

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Ansgar Voßhenrich (07-02-1969) German composer

Voßhenrich, Ansgar
Schach-Echo 1989-90


#2* vv 10 + 7


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