Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 17th

Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (17-10-1818 - 27-07-1899) German composer

Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa

Tassilo von der Lasa was a very good chess player and chess historian and wrote the "Handbuch des Schachspiels" (1843) and "Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels, Forschungen" (1897) as well as many articles for the "Deutsche Schachzeitung". He also composed studies.

Von Heydebrand Und Der Lasa, Tassilo

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Henri Gerard Maria Weenink (17-10-1892 - 02-12-1931) Dutch composer

Henri Weenink

Henri Weenink was an excellent chess player. He composed problems in all genres and endgame studies. In 1921 he published "Het schaakproblem", of which an improved version appeared in 1926 under the title "The Chess Problem" in the White Christmas series, "a comprehensive treatise with 374 examples and several photographs".
Until his death he worked on "David Przepiórka. A Master of Strategy" which was published posthumously.

Weenink, Henri Gerard Maria
The British Chess Magazine, 1924
1st Prize

#3 11 + 7

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Weenink, Henri Gerard Maria
Tijdschrift vd NSB, 1918

+ 5 + 5

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Ryszard Kapica (17-10-1941 - 05-03-2002) Polish composer

Ryszard Kapica, E. Iwanow and S. Limbach

Ryszard Kapica composed direct mates, helpmates and selfmates. He collaborated with Eugeniusz Iwanow for selfmates.

Kapica, Ryszard
Gazeta Częstochowska, 1981
2nd Prize

#3 12 + 12

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Kapica, Ryszard
Prize, 1988-1989

h#22 solutions
10 + 8

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Николай Дмитриевич Плетенёв (17-10-1950) Russian composer (Nikolay Dmitryevich Pletenev)

Nikolay Pletenev composes direct mates, selfmates and helpmates, mostly in collaboration. Here is an exception:

Плетенёв, Николай Дмитриевич
Шахматная композиция 1996 (14/652)
1st Prize

s#3 10 + 14

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Анатолий Корнилов (17-10-1954) Russian composer (Anatoly Kornilov)

Anatoly Kornilov
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Anatoly Kornilov composes mostly helpmates.

Корнилов, Анатолий
Рязанский комсомолец 1983
3rd Prize

h#2b) wRb5->h5
6 + 2

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Dávid A. Durham (17-10-1934 - 07-04-2016) Hungarian composer

Dávid Durham
[Source: magyarsakkszerzok.hu]

Born and educated in England, Dávid Durham obtained a doctorate in chemistry. He worked in chemistry research and translated scientific books.
He started composing late (first composition in Chess Life in 1989) and favoured helpmates and selfmates. He was a national master in chess composition.
More information about him on magyarsakkszerzok.hu.

Durham, Dávid
U.S. Problem Bulletin (/2893) 1993-11

11 + 9

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