Monday, September 24, 2012

September 25th

Frans Hansson (25-09-1887 - 28-08-1968) Swedish composer

Frans Hansson composed mainly heterodox problems but also direct mates such as this interesting 5-mover which was retained in the FIDE Album 1914-1944. Frans Hansson was also mentioned by "The Games and Puzzles Journal #16 vol.2" in 1999 as a contributor of numerous articles to "Fairy Chess Review" on 'dissections and tours and other topics'.

Hansson, Frans
Svenska Dagbladet, 1932 (1182)

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André Chéron (25-09-1895 - 12-09-1980) French-Swiss composer and International Master

André Chéron
[Wikipedia]

André Chéron was a chess player who is nowadays best known for his work in the theory of endgames and for his written works. In 1952 his "Nouveau traité d'échecs - la fin de partie" was published and included almost 700 more studies than the 1927 "Traité complet d'échecs". His masterwork was the 4-volume "Lehr und Handbuch der Endspiele", published between April 1958 and September 1964, which contains 2336 studies. He also wrote about chess composition "Les Échecs artistiques" (1934).

He was one of the first five persons who received the title of International Master in chess composition. He was 3 times French chess champion and he also wrote books about bridge.

Chéron, André
Die Schwalbe, 1930
2nd Prize

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Chéron, André
Národní listy, 1929
3rd Honorable Mention

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Edgard J. Tchélébi (25-09-1928 - 04-05-1963) Lebanese composer

Edgard J.Tchélébi was a chess player and direct mate composer.

Tschelebi, Edgard J.
Europe-Echecs, 1963
Prize

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Νίκος Σιώτης (25-09-1929 - 14-01-1997) Greek composer (Nikos Siotis)

Nikos Siotis composed direct mates and helpmates but achieved major successes with helpmates.
Emmanuel Manolas paid homage to him in 2009 on his blog.

Siotis, Nikos
Boletim da UBP, 1992
1st Prize, 1992-1993

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Siotis, Nikos
Thessaloniki-2300 JT, 1988
1st Prize, 1986-1988

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