Monday, May 21, 2012

May 22nd

Emilian Dobrescu (22-05-1933) Romanian composer and Grandmaster

Emilian Dobrescu, 2008

Emilian Dobrescu was the first Romanian Grandmaster in 1989. He is a composer of twomovers and endgame studies, who became famous for his Q vs R+B analytical studies.
About his career as an economist you may read this article.

Emilian Dobrescu is co-author (with Virgil Nestorescu) of "Compoziţia şahistă în România" (Chess composition in Romania, 1973) and "Studii de şah" (Chess studies, 1984). He has approached the chess study as a possible application of the principles of the Pareto optimality ("Chess Study as a Multi-Criteria System", EG No.123, Vol. VIII, 1997). His book "Chess Study Composition" (ARVES, 1999) was considered as “Book of the Year” by ARVES.

To see many of his studies, please browse through JMRW website.
Nowadays, Emilian Dobrescu no longer composes.

The following study can give an idea of his style:

Dobrescu, Emilian
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1979
Special Prize

+ 5 + 5

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Emilian Dobrescu was also a very good twomover composer:

Dobrescu, Emilian
3rd WCCT, 1986
1st Place

#2 vvvv 7 + 12

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László Zoltán (22-05-1942 - 18-12-2008) Hungarian composer

László Zoltán

László Zoltán is mostly known for his very long collaboration with György Bakcsi, but he did compose problems by himself:

Zoltán, László
Magyar Sakkélet, Sep 1965 (3314)

h#2b) wSa3->g6 8 + 8

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Here is another problem by the Hungarian duo:

Bakcsi, György Jr. & Zoltán, László
Problemkiste, Feb 2001 (133/5342)

ser-h#11b6: Equihopper
2 + 6

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Yngve Kjell Gustav Bladh (22-05-1897 - 06-10-1972) Swedish composer

Yngve Bladh
Problem, September 1969
[Thanks to Александр Никитин ]

Yngve Bladh was a selfmate composer. He also occasionally composed endgames.

Bladh, Yngve Kjell Gustav
Tidskrift för Schack, 1951
1st Prize

s#4  10 + 8

1.Qb5-d3 ! ZZ
1...Bh7xf5 2.Kf6xf5+ Kh6-h7 3.Kf5-f4+ Kh7-h8 4.Kf4xe3 Bh4xg5#
1...Bh7-g8 2.f7-f8=Q+ Kh6-h7 3.Qf8xg8+ Kh7-h6 4.Qg8-f7 Bh4xg5#
The key is an anticipatory and remote self-block.

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