Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 17th

Willy Roscher (17-12-1900 – 23-12-1957) German composer

Willy Roscher learnt the game of chess during WWI as a soldier.
He was a chess historian and had a large collection of chess books and knowledge about the history of chess literature and chess composition. He was the editor of the “Arbeiter-Schachzeitung” and composed direct mates.


Roscher, Willy
Schach (magazine) 1954 (1867)
3rd Prize


#2 12 + 11

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Алексей Григорьевич Копнин (17-12-1918 – 17-06-1991) Russian composer and International Master (Alexey Grigoryevich Kopnin)

Alexey Kopnin
[book-chel.ru]

Alexey Kopnin was the editor of chess problem columns in newspapers, an International Judge and a composer of endgame studies and problems.

Копнин, Алексей Григорьевич
Шахматы в СССР 1947
1st Prize


#2 9 + 11

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Копнин, Алексей Григорьевич
Ceskoslovensky Sach, 1985
2nd Prize


+ 5 + 5

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Копнин, Алексей Григорьевич
Friendship-200 JT Achalgazdra Kommunisti, 1983
Prize


+ 3 + 4

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Harald Grubert (17-12-1948) German composer

Harald Grubert composes mostly helpmates.

Grubert, Harald
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1989 (13192)
3rd Prize


h#3b) bSh5->e1
c) bSb5->b2
4 + 8

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אמציה אבני (Amatzia Avni
) (17-12-1954) Israeli composer and FIDE Master

Amatzia Avni
[Chessville]


Amatzia Avni is an endgame studies composer and a psychologist. He is FIDE Master both in composition and in o.t.b. chess.
He wrote “Creative Chess” (1997) which discusses the characteristics and processes of creativity and proposes techniques to develop one's creativity in chess.

His best known study is this amazing combination:

Avni, Amazia
Israel Ring Tourney, 1978
1st Prize


+ 3 + 4

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Avni, Amazia
Guanabara Ann, 1981
1st Prize


= 4 + 4

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Александр Викторович Бахарев (17-12-1956) Russian composer and International Master (Alexander Viktorovich Bakharev)

Alexander Bacharev composes mostly direct mates.

Бахарев, Александр Викторович
JT Kozjura, 2001
1st Prize


#3 7 + 6

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Бахарев, Александр Викторович
МК П.Дубинин, Горьковская правда 1987
1st Prize


#3 6 + 10

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