Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23rd

Héctor Guillermo Zucal (23-06-1920 - 04-2004) Argentinian composer

Héctor Zucal was chess player and a helpmate and fairy composer. He was renowned for his serial helpstalemates.

Zucal, Héctor Guillermo
Mirador, Jun 2004 (i018)


Ser-h=17 12 + 12

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Zucal, Héctor Guillermo
Ajedrez Mágico, Apr 1970 (15/570)
Prize


ser-h=21 10 + 6

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Louis Scotti (23-06-1922 - ?) French composer

Louis Scotti was a twomover composer who became International Judge in 1959. He also composed retro problems, such as this twomover with retro contents or long helpmates in collaboration with Roméo Bedoni (for instance this h#5 with AUW)  but he already composed helpmates in the 1950s:

Scotti, Louis
FIDE T, 1956
HM


h#3*SetPlay
6 + 8

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Scotti, Louis
L'Italia Scacchistica, 1954
2nd Prize


#2 10 + 13

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Елисей Кондратьевич Лебёдкин (23-06-1936 - 04-07-1994) Russian composer (Elisey Kondratyevich Lebyodkin)

Elisey Lebyodkin is a direct mate composer.

Лебёдкин, Елисей Кондратьевич
Die Schwalbe, 1974
2nd Prize


#2 9 + 8

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Іван Васильович Токар (23-06-1948) Ukrainian composer (Ivan Vasilovich Tokar)

Ivan Tokar composes mostly direct mates.

Токар, Іван Васильович
Revista Română de Şah, 1972


#2* 5 + 6

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