Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17th

Михаил Владимирович Тронов (17-11-1892 - 07-12-1978) Russian composer (Mikhail Vladimirovich Tronov)

Mikhail Tronov

Mikhail Tronov was a climatologist and composed direct mates in the Bohemian style.

Тронов, Михаил Владимирович
Шахматы 1926
3rd Prize

#3 10 + 9

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Enguelberto Berlingozzo (17-11-1905) Brazilian composer

Enghelberto Berlingozzo composed mostly helpmates, but also direct mates or selfmates, some of his problems in collaboration with Felix Sonnenfeld.

Berlingozzo, Enguelberto & Sonnenfeld, Felix Alexander
Memorial J. Figueiredo, 1980
1st Prize

6 + 11

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Николай Дмитриевич Надеждин (17-11-1938) Russian composer (Nikolay Dmitryevich Nadezhdin)

Nikolay Nadezhdin composes direct mates, mostly in two moves.

Надеждин, Николай Дмитриевич
E Heinonen-50 JT, 1974
2nd Prize

#2 9 + 8

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Vladimir Janál (17-11-1964) Czech composer

Vladimir Janál

Vladimir Janál is specialized in long problems, especially series movers, where the aim may be mate, stalemate or capture. He is thus the author of a world record minimal for series-helpstalemate stipulation: sh=99 with a lone black King.
In the below problem two black units can move and the move order is logically determined:

Janál, Vladimír
Blog zlínského problemisty, 21st Jun 2009

Ser-h=75 10 + 2

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