Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16th

Илья Степанович Шумов (16-06-1819 - 07-1881) Russian composer (Ilya Stepanovich Shumov)

Ilya Shumov

Ilya Shumov was one of the best Russian chess players of the time and the author of the first Russian book about chess composition. His is also the author of many figurative problems, such as the 5-mover "T":

Шумов, Илья Степанович
Schachzeitung, 1856

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Robert (Robin) Charles Olivier Matthews (16-06-1927 - 19-06-2010) British composer and International Master

Robin Matthews was a renowned economist and one of the world's best composers of threemovers.
He wrote "Chess Problems: Introduction to an Art" (1963) with Michael Lipton and John M. Rice.

Matthews, Robin Charles Olivier
Die Schwalbe, 1953
1st Prize

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Matthews, Robin Charles Olivier
British Chess Federation, 1953
1st Prize

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Ангел Златанов (16-06-1938) Bulgarian composer (Angel D. Zlatanov)

Angel Zlatanov composes direct mates and selfmates. He enjoys in particular direct mate miniatures such as this model mates threemover. Here is another, heavier one:

Златанов, Ангел
Šahs/Шахматы (Rīga) 1988
1st Prize

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Mário Matouš (16-06-1947 - 04-07-2013) Czech composer and FIDE Master

Mário Matouš, 2006
[Emil Vlasak]

Mário Matouš is best known for his endgame studies, but he also composed problems. Some of Mario's studies have been compiled on the website
Chess coach Vladimir Grabinsky also quoted 10 studies by M.Matouš and mentioned Vassily Ivanchuk's enthusiasm for them on his site.

Matouš, Mário
Olympijská Súťaž 1982
4th Prize

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Matouš, Mário
Chavchavadze MT, 1987
2nd Prize

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