Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 25th


Фридрих Рудольфович Дюммель (25-05-1912 - 1975) Russian composer (Friedrich Rudolfovich Djummel)


Friedrich Rudolfovich Djummel
Problem, February 1968
[Thanks to Александр Никитин ]






Friedrich Djummel was a direct mate composer.

Дюммель, Фридрих
Правда Востока 1947
1st Prize


#2 9 + 11

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Erwin Sehrig (25-05-1899 - ?) German composer

Sehrig, Erwin
German Ring Ty. 1949
5th Prize


#5 9 + 9

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Ivar Godal (25-05-1916 - 12-03-2002) Norwegian composer


Ivar Godal wrote "154 norske miniatyrproblemer" in 1973. He was very interested in the Valladao task (en-passant capture, promotion and castle in the same solution).
You may see it achieved in this #3 or that #3 or this #2 or:

Godal, Ivar
Postjakk, 1961


#2 6 + 4

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Henryk Żuk (25-05-1916 - 08-10-2001) Polish composer

Żuk, Henryk
Magasinet, 28th May 1955
1st-2nd Prize


#2* 6 + 5

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Jan Papoušek (25-05-1943) Czech composer

Jan Papoušek composed, of course, Bohemian problems, such as this one:

Papoušek, Jan
Šachové umění 1979
1st Prize


#3 7 + 8

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Raymond Merrill Smullyan (25-05-1919 - 06-02-2017) American composer


Raymond Smullyan
[© Paul Halmos, MacTutor History of Mathematics archive]


Raymond Smullyan was a mathematician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist philosopher, and magician. He wrote two very influential books making retroanalysis more popular: "The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes" (1979) and "The Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Knights" (1981).

Smullyan, Raymond Merrill
Chess with Sherlock Holmes, 1979

Add wBe3 or wBe4 for a legal position?Monochrome Chess
 
3 + 1

Monochrome Chess: A piece must never move (or be placed) on a square of different colour.

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