Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 28th

Ernst Baumgarten (28-09-1886 - 14-05-1976) German composer

Ernst Baumgarten, 1973

Ernst Baumgarten composed multimovers, in the Bohemian and later in the strategic style, and also helpmates and selfmates.

Baumgarten, Ernst
Kockelkorn-Gedenkturnier, 1921
2nd Prize

#3  8 + 9

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Edmond Barthélemy (28-09-1909 - 09-1942) French composer

Edmond Barthélemy

Edmond Barthélemy was a good chess player and a specialist of the modern strategic problem. He was the editor of numerous chess columns (such as "Le Miroir du Monde" or "Le Salut Public") and was the vice-president of the French chess problemists union. He also wrote "Galerie des Problémistes de France" (1942).

More details can be found on including the definition of the Barthélemy theme: 
In at least two thematical tries, a white battery cannot mate because of the observation of at least two of its squares by a black piece. After the key, the thematical variations include the mates of the thematic tries.

Barthelemy, Edmond
Bulletin de la Fédération Française des Échecs, Cercle de Lutèce, 1931
1st Prize

#2 11 + 9

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Микола Васильович Резвов (28-09-1921 - 14-01-2013) Ukrainian composer and FIDE Master (Mikola Vasiliovich Rezvov)

Mikola Rezvov

Mikola Rezvov composes in all genres, including studies (recently in collaboration with S.N.Tkachenko).

Резвов, Микола Васильович
3-й МК В.Брон, Проблемист Прибужья 1990
2nd Prize

#4 4 + 3

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Владимир Михайлович Арчаков (28-09-1938 - 06-01-2005) Russian composer (Vladimir Mikhailovich Archakov)

Vladimir Archakov
[Grigory Popov]

Vladimir Archakov composed more than 1100 chess problems: he started with twomovers, moved to moremovers and ended with helpmates. He also wrote many books about chess composition.

Арчаков, Владимир Михайлович
Шахматы в СССР 1971
3rd Prize

#6 7 + 10

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Арчаков, Владимир Михайлович
problem (Zagreb) 1974 (3082)
1st Prize

#5 10 + 11

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Claude Wiedenhoff (28-09-1958) French composer and FIDE Master

Claude Wiedenhoff

Claude Wiedenhoff mostly composes modern twomovers. He was the columnist of the Problem section of "Europe Echecs" and, was starting from 1984, the chief editor of "diagrammes".
He is also an International Judge for twomovers.

Wiedenhoff, Claude
Urania, 1980

#2 10 + 7

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Виктор Юрьевич Лукьянов (28-09-1958) Ukrainian composer (Viktor Yuryevich Lukyanov)

Viktor Lukyanov composes in all genres.

Лукьянов, Виктор Юрьевич
Смена (Москва) 1998
Special Prize

#3 4 + 3

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Peter van den Heuvel (28-09-1968 - 29-08-2023) Dutch composer

Peter van den Heuvel, Messigny 2000
[Christian Poisson]

Peter van den Heuvel composed in all genres, with a predilection for proof games, as can be seen in the above presentation chessboard. He was also an International Master in solving.
His obituary by Thomas Brand can be read here.

Van Den Heuvel, Peter
Champagne Tourney, 1998 (St Petersburg)
1st Prize ex-aequo

SPG 9                         2.1.1...           14 + 15

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Michael Barth (28-09-1969) German composer and International Master

Michael Barth composes direct, helpmate, selfmate and fairy problems.

Barth, Michael
Problem-Echo, 2000
1st Prize

h#2d7, h7, f5, g5, a1: Nightrider
e5, g4: Grasshopper
b) Move d6 b6
7 + 9

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