Friday, August 3, 2012

August 4th

István Stefano Ragó (04-08-1910 - 28-01-1977) Hungarian composer

István Stefano Ragó
[magyarsakkszerzok]

István Stefano Ragó composed direct mates, helpmates and fairy problems.
His best twomover is probably this one, but he also composed noteworthy helpmates

Ragó, István Stefano
Feenschach, 1961
1st Prize


h#22 solutions
7 + 9

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Jack A. Fenner (04-08-1911 - 10-08-1989) British composer

Jack A. Fenner was a twomover composer. He sometimes composed with Colin Vaughan or with Cyril Kipping.

Fenner, A. Jack
The Problemist, 1970
1st Prize


#2 12 + 8

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Johan Hilding Laurentius Fröberg (04-08-1918 - 1999) Swedish composer and FIDE Master

Johan Hilding Fröberg was a chess player and composed direct mates and studies.

Fröberg, Johan Hilding Laurentius
Tidskrift för Schack, 1945
1st Prize


#3 6 + 13

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Fröberg, Johan Hilding Laurentius
Hildebrand JT, 2001


+ 3 + 3

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შერგილ სუხიტაშვილი (04-08-1936) Georgian composer (Shergil Sukhitashvili)

Shergil Sukhitashvili
[Akobia]

Shergil Sukhitashvili composes direct mates.

Suchitaschwili, Schergil
Revista Română de Şah, 1980
1st Prize


#2* 14 + 11

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Klaus Werner (04-08-1940) German composer

Klaus Werner enjoys direct mates miniatures.

Werner, Klaus
Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide, 1988


#4 4 + 3

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Владіслав Олександрович Метлицький (04-08-1942) Ukrainian composer (Vladislav Oleksandrovich Metlytsky)

Vladislav Metlytsky composes direct mates. He sometimes takes part in WCCC.

Метлицький, Владіслав Олександрович
ЮК В.Мельниченко-60, 1999
Special Prize


#3 10 + 8

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Владимир Иванович Виниченко (04-08-1947 - 01-02-2006) Russian composer (Vladimiv Ivanovich Vinichenko)

Vladimir Vinichenko & R. Larin, Tver 2008
[vn.ru]

Vladimir Vinichenko composes endgame studies.
The following position might seem a little too savage to the chess player. Black's main defense is stalemate blackmail.

Виниченко, Владимир Иванович
RSFSR Ty, 1981
5th Prize


+ 5 + 5

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Живко Јаневски (04-08-1953) Macedonian composer and Grand Master (Živko Janevski)

Zivko Janevski

Živko Janevski is a heterodox problems specialist and an International Judge for selfmates and helpmates. He is the editor of the Macedonian magazine "Orbit". He was world champion in composing helpmates in 1989-91 and 1998-2000.
He also wrote an anthology of Macedonian problemists "Antologija na makedonskiot problemski šah" in 1987; in 1989 with Nikola Stolev "The Modern helpmate in two" and in 2010 a compilation of Chris Feather's problems "Chris J. Feather -
Selected Helpmates
".

His strategic helpmates are quite a feast for the amateur. See for instance the Bristols and line openings and closings of this h#2. The following h#2 is more complex:

Јаневски, Живко
Europe Échecs, 1992
1st Prize


h#2b) bSg5->g6 6 + 12

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As for selfmates, he favours cycles of white moves AB-BC-CA. This one published on Problem Online is a good example http://www.yacpdb.org/?id=329859 as well as this s#3:

Јаневски, Живко
Boletim da UBP, 1991
1st Prize


s#3 7 + 14

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