Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 31st

Joel Fridlizius (31-12-1869 - 06-01-1963) Swedish composer

Joel Fridlizius
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Joel Fridlizius was a school teacher, a very good chess player, composer and editor of the chess column of the newspaper "Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts-Tidning" (source).
He was specialized in Bohemian threemovers and his best-known work is reproduced below (St. Petersburger Zeitung 1898).
Some of his works can be found in "370 Udvalda Svenska Schackproblem" by Johan August Ros, 1901 (source of the information and games by J.Fridlizius on ChessGames.com).

Fridlizius, Joel
St. Petersburger Zeitung, 1898
1st Prize


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Fridlizius, Joel
Trollhättans Schacksällskap, 1918
1st Prize


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Fridlizius, Joel
Zlatá Praha, 1908
1st Prize


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Bruno Kantorowicz (31-12-1885 - 07-04-1983) German-Dutch composer

Bruno Kantorowicz was a dentist. He migrated to the Netherlands in the 1930s and was later known as a Dutch composer in the book "64 Nederlandse componisten" presenting 64 Dutch composers (source: Die Schwalbe).

Kantorowicz, Bruno
Probleemblad, 1977 (8023)


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Donald A. Smedley (31-12-1933) British composer and FIDE Master

Don Smedley is a Grandmaster of both bridge and double-dummy problems; here you may read that "England's Don Smedley is our leading Grand Master Problemist. He composed several very fine problems in the 1970s before return to his first love, chess problems".

Smedley, Donald A.
The Problemist, 1992
1st Prize


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Smedley, Donald A.
4th WCCT G1, 1989
3rd Place, 1989-1992


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Mikael Grönroos (31-12-1955) Finnish composer

Mikael Grönroos is the direct mates editor for the Finnish magazine "TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA" and has been its helpmate editor in the past as well.

Grönroos, Mikael
Suomen Tehtäväniekat, 1995
1st Prize


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Grönroos, Mikael
The Problemist, 1999
1st Prize


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Ivan Kiss (31-12-1963) Slovak composer and FIDE Master


Ivan Kiss is a twomover composer.
The Kiss theme is a cyclic twomover theme named after Ivan Kiss:
1.A? 1...a, b 2.B, C#
1.B! 1...a, b 2.C, A#

Kiss, Ivan
Nedeľná Pravda, 16th Nov 1983 (1621)
1st-2nd Prize, 1983-1984


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