Friday, March 9, 2012

March 10th

Stuart Shirley Blachburne (10-03-1857 - 05-08-1934) New Zealander composer

In this Otago Witness tourney, Blachburne won also the 1st prize, but the 3rd prize is funnier to solve:

Blachburne, Stuart Shirley
Otago Witness, 1899
3rd Prize


#2 7 + 6

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Richard Grewe (10-03-1887 - 10-05-1976) German composer

Something more logical:

Grewe, Richard
Die Schwalbe, Sep 1949


#4 6 + 11

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Вячеслав Константинович Вишневский (10-03-1918) Russian composer (Viacheslav Konstantinovich Vishnievsky)

Вишневский, Вячеслав Константинович
«64» 1968 (25/76)
4th Comm.


#2 7 + 8

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Josef Kupper (10-03-1932) Swiss composer and otb IM

Josef Kupper and Roland Baier, Halkidiki 2004


Josef Kupper earned his IM title in 1955. He was Swiss otb Champion in 1954, 1957 and 1962. If you are curious, check his games here.
Josef Kupper composes in all genres - direct mates, selfmates or helpmates.

Kupper, Josef
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1987
1st Prize


#3 6 + 8

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Kupper, Josef
The Problemist, Jan 2009 (H3222)


h#22 solutions 4 + 9

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Ralf Chris Handloser (10-03-1949) Swiss composer


Chris Handloser, Halkidiki 2004


Chris Handloser composes mostly direct mates in 2 or 3 moves. but glorious exceptions can be found. Can you find the common theme between them?

Handloser, Ralf Chris & Stucker, Bruno
Olympia-Turnier, 1982
2nd Prize


#4 16 + 4

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His recent success at WCCC Crete 2010 was a successful incursion in the field of helpmates:

Handloser, Ralf Chris
TT Crete, 2010
Prize


h#32.1.1.1.1.1 12 + 9

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Анатолий Яковлевич Кириченко (10-03-1955) Russian composer (Anatoly Yakovlevich Kirichenko)

Кириченко, Анатолий Яковлевич
Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 2004
Prize


h#62.1.1... 2 + 13

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Mubariz Safarov (10-03-1965) Azerbaijani composer (Мубариз Сафаров)


Mubariz Safarov
Grigory Popov

Mubariz Safarov started composing in 2004 and had a special achievement one year later, since the problem below was selected for the FIDE Album 2004-2006.

Safarov, Mubariz
Die Schwalbe, 2005
3rd Comm.

#3  11 + 13

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