Monday, October 8, 2012

October 9th

Maurits Franken (09-10-1891 - ?) Dutch composer

Maurits Franken composed direct movers.

Franken, Maurits
British Chess Federation, 1927
1st Prize

#2 10 + 7

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Аршавир Г. Таниелян (09-10-1910 - 1978) Bulgarian composer (Arshavir G. Tanielian)

Arshavir G. Tanielian
[Kartothek L-Z page 83]

Arshavir Tanielian was a chess player and composed direct mates.
He was the director of the section direct mates in 3 and more moves, non logical and non "model mates", for the retrospective FIDE Album 1914-1944.

Таниелян, Аршавир Г.
Themes 64, 1953

#3 4 + 5

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Paul Diaconescu (09-10-1929 - 07-1997) Romanian composer


Paul Diaconescu was an excellent correspondence player (ICCF Grand Master in 1982) and an International Judge.
He was also the inventor of the twomover theme Diaconescu:
In the thematical defense, Black closes a white line and a black line. By his mating move, White closes a white line and opens another white line to the same square.

Here is a moremover by Diaconescu:

Diaconescu, Paul
problem (Zagreb) 1959 (1366)

#5 10 + 7

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Валерий Алексеевич Иванов (09-10-1953) Russian composer (Valery Alekseyevich Ivanov)

Valery Ivanov
[Grigory Popov]

Valery Ivanov composes mostly direct mate miniatures.
He has also published more than 60 articles about chess problems.
Иванов, Валерий Алексеевич
Серп и молот 1988
2nd Prize

#3 6 + 1

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