Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 9th

Burney Means Marshall (09-08-1886 - 04-09-1957) American composer

Burney Means Marshall was a telegraph operator in Shreveport, LA (source).

Marshall, Burney Means
The Chess Review, Mar 1938 (958)
Prize, Honor

#2 8 + 11

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Pieter Feenstra Kuiper (09-08-1888 - 22-10-1969) Dutch composer

Pieter Feenstra Kuiper's book "Het Half-Pin Thema"
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Pieter Feenstra Kuiper was a twomover composer. He is famous for his book about half-pins written in two volumes in 1947 and 1956: "Het Half-Pin Thema". He also wrote the 7th volume of the series "Probleemcomponisten" of Dr. Niemeijer, dedicated to van Dijk's works, and a history of chess "De natuurlijke historie van de schaker".
He is also known, in another field, for his work about the green ray, the largest single repository of green-flash observations, "De Groene Straal" (1926).

Feenstra Kuiper, Pieter
Volksgazet, 1953
4th HM

#2 12 + 9

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Axel Frydolf Ericsson (09-08-1901 - 12-02-1984) Swedish composer

Axel Ericsson
Problem, September 1969
[Thanks to Александр Никитин]

Axel Ericsson composed direct mates and studies.
Alexander Hildebrand wrote a booklet dedicated to Ericsson's studies: "Studier av Axel Ericsson" (1982).

Ericsson, Axel Frydolf
Tidskrift för Schack, 1959
1st Prize

#3 11 + 8

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Joseph Theodor Breuer (09-08-1916 - 17-04-1999) German composer

Not to be confounded with Josef Johann Breuer, the author of "Beispiele zur Ideengeschichte des Schachproblems" (1982).
Joseph T. Breuer composed, just like Josef J. Breuer, direct mates in 3 and more moves.

Breuer, Joseph Theodor
Deutsche Schachblätter, 1949
1st Prize

#4 7 + 2

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