Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 16th

George Hume (16-12-1862 - 14-01-1936) British composer

George Hume
[Changing Fashions; Scan by M. McDowell]


[Chess Antiquarian]


George Hume was one of the main actors of the "Good Companion" Chess Club. He collected twomovers and used this collection to detect anticipations.
He participated to the edition of many books of the White Christmas Series such as "Changing Fashions", "Valves and Bi-Valves", "Flights of Fancy in the Chess World" or "The Good Companion Two-Mover" published in 1922.

Hume, George
Good Companions (April Complete Blocks) 1922
3rd Prize


#2* 8 + 6

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Hume, George
Brighton Society, 1897
1st Prize


s#2 8 + 9

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Hume, George
Bristol Mercury, 1893
1st Prize


s#3 8 + 9

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Another good exercise for solvers:

Hume, George
Chess Monthly, 1895
1st Prize


s#3 13 + 7

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Géza Erdős (16-12-1885 - 07-1961) Hungarian composer

Géza Erdős composed direct mates.
More information about him can be found on http://sakk-magazin.hu/4si (search for "Erdős Géza").

Erdős, Géza
Österreichische Schachzeitung, 1953
3rd Prize


#3 10 + 8

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Paul Heuäcker (16-12-1899 - 10-07-1969) German composer

Paul Heuäcker
[Wikipedia]


Paul Heuäcker was an endgame study composer.
In 1989 Gerald Braunberger wrote "Phantasie im Endspiel - Paul Heuäckers Schachstudien".
Paul Heuäcker is most known for this study, which has become a classic:

Heuäcker, Paul
Neue Freie Presse, 5th Jan 1930 (44)


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Heuäcker, Paul
New Statesman {and Nation} 1953


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Hans Henneberger (16-12-1916 - 31-08-2006) Swiss composer

Hans Johner (left) with Hans Henneberger (right) at a chess solving competition in Zürich
[SSZ 1975, page 267]


Hans Henneberger wrote the book "Kunstschach in der Schweiz" in 1980 (Swiss problems published between 1966-1976).
He was the problem columnist of the "Schweizerische Zeitung" during the periods 1946-1949 and 1967-1990.

Henneberger, Hans
1234 Modern End-Game Studies, 1938 (595)

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Валентин Викторович Лидер (16-12-1939) Russian composer and FIDE Master (Valentin Viktorovich Lider)

Valentin Lider is a twomover composer.

Лидер, Валентин Викторович
Шахматы в СССР 1975
Special Prize


#2 7 + 4

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Лидер, Валентин Викторович
The Problemist, 1978
2nd Prize


#2 11 + 7

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Nikola Predrag (16-12-1959) Croatian composer

Nikola Predrag

Nikola Predrag composes in all genres. He is the co-founder of the on-line magazine ProblemOnline [unfortunately broken link].
He is also a solver (FM) and member of the Croatian team.

Predrag, Nikola
Modor MT, 2001
1st Prize


#3 9 + 9

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Predrag, Nikola
ЮК М.Матренин-64, 2012
2nd HM


h#22 solutions 9 + 2

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3 comments:

  1. Numerous sources claim Rudolph Teschner was born in February, rather than Decmeber (2-16-1922, rather than 12-16-1922).

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    2. Thanks for the tip. The information about Rudolf Teschner has been moved to February 16th http://chesscomposers.blogspot.com/2012/02/february-16th.html

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