Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 29th

Peter Philipp Schmitt (29-07-1903 - ?) German composer

Peter Philip Schmitt composed direct mates.

Schmitt, Peter Philipp
Caissa, 1951
2nd Prize


#2 vv 5 + 8

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Piotr Ruszczyński (29-07-1951) Polish composer and International Master

Piotr Ruszczyński composes in all genres with equal facility. Just consider this h#3 with 5 (!) echo mates and 5 active selfblocks by the black Queen : getting this problem correct, without computer help, is a remarkable achievement.

He wrote in 1989 with Jan Rusinek the booklet "64 Polish Chess Compositions".
7 of Ruszczyński's threemovers are quoted by Marek Kwiatkowski in his "100 Polish Threemovers (1893-1992)" which you can download and read here.

Ruszczyński, Piotr
Konkurs PZSzach, 1971
1st Prize


#2* 7 + 4

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Ruszczyński, Piotr
Breuer MT, 1983
2nd Prize


#4 7 + 11

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Václav Kotěšovec (29-07-1956) Czech composer and International Master

Václav Kotěšovec
[his site]

Some of you already know Václav and his website because you have arrived on this blog through the link he kindly provided in the 'News' section. He is a prolific author (see the list of his articles on his site) interested in computer chess, programming, mathematical chess, fairy problems and studies, and so on.

His site proposes an encyclopedic overview of problem chess on the internet: links, e-books and more especially the A.C.White "Christmas Series" available in e-books and other Google books are important resources that are made available for all chess problems lovers thanks to his generosity and hard work. Once more, thank you Václav!

Václav Kotěšovec is known as a composer of cyclic twomovers (see first problem below) and Bohemian long helpmates. He enjoys fairy conditions and pieces (second problem), but he can also show these Bohemian echoes with shorter stipulation - see for instance his 1st prize in Bily-50 JT.
For a more complete view on his problems, please read his book "234 best chess problems" and if you are more into fairy twomovers, you will devour his "Fairy twomovers 2008-2010".

Kotěšovec, Václav
Šachové umění 2004
Special Prize, 2003-04


#23 solutions
10 + 6

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Kotěšovec, Václav
Mat Plus, 2007 (25/633)
3rd Prize

h#29.52.1...
KoeKo
KoeKo
Blackmaximummer
Whitemaximummer
PWC
c8: Grasshopper
 
2 + 2

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Michael Schwalbach (29-07-1957) German composer

Michael Schwalbach composes mostly selfmates and fairy problems, with a predilection for Maximummers.

Schwalbach, Michael
feenschach, 1977


s#7 7 + 2

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Schwalbach, Michael
O-O-O, 1981
1st Prize


s#5Maximummer
b) bKf6->b6
3 + 2

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