Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 12th

Arnoldo Ellerman (12-01-1893 - 21-11-1969) Argentinian composer and International Master

Arnoldo Ellerman (Chess Pie 1922)
[Chess History]

Ellerman, Arnoldo
Good Companion, May 1916
2nd Prize, ex aequo

#2* 8 + 11

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François Fargette (12-01-1943) French composer

Fargette, Francois
Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1967
2nd Prize

#5 6 + 4

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Elmar Bartel (12-01-1960) German composer

Thomas Brand, Erich Bartel, Elmar Bartel and Gerd Wilts, Haar 2005
[mpk-Blaetter 12/2010]

Bartel, Elmar & Bartel, Erich
113 Variant Chess 03/1992
1st Prize

h#3 2 + 1
b-d) Fers f1 --> a3/b7/f8
White Fers f1, Black royal Gnu d1

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Chameleon echo mates, ideal mates, 4 corners

Kenneth Cameron (12-01-1941)

Ken Cameron has been composing fairy chess problems since 1984. He has had a preference for Grasshoppers since the 1980s. Here is a more recent problem featuring Double-Grasshoppers:

Cameron, Ken
Problem Observer, 2004
2nd Prize

h#3.5a7, d1: Doublegrasshopper
b) wBb3->a3
4 + 3

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Пётр Степанович Печёнкин (12-01-1919 - 1993) Russian composer (Piotr Stepanovich Pechionkin)

Пётр Степанович Печёнкин
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Piotr Pechionkin composed direct mates and selfmates as well as endgame studies.

Печёнкин, Пётр Степанович
Шахматы в СССР 1964
4th Prize

#2* v  10 + 7

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Siegfried Brehmer (12-01-1917 - 30-05-1996) German composer and FIDE Master

Siegfried Brehmer
[Kartothek A-K page 32]

Siegfried Brehmer composed direct mates and was a mathematician.

Brehmer, Siegfried
Die Schwalbe 1037
1st Prize 1st Quarter

#3  9 + 8

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  1. Thanks Eric !
    It's a neat touch highlighting
    Chess Problemists' birthdays. I did try a number of years ago to collect same, but didn't know
    how to go about it ! Now it's been done for me !

    Yours ever,

  2. No need to collect the birthdays: it has been done on the wiki site "Chess Composers in Various Alphabets":
    It is not complete yet and new collaborators are welcome.

  3. Dear Eric
    Happy New Year!!
    I found some photos of Arnoldo Ellerman to attachments.Send me your e-mail to send you them.
    My website is the following:
    My e-mail is the following:
    Awaiting your news soon
    Best Regards,