The Problemist, March 2014
Written by Michael McDowell
The March issue featured a report on the final of the 2014 Winton Capital British
Chess Solving Championship, won by John Nunn. Articles included Barry Barnes on Mutual
White Interference and David Shire on Recent developments in the English Nowotny.
Browsing in the library covered diagrammes Volume Special No.2 1992-95, while two
informal awards were published, Fairies 2011 (section1 - series problems), judged by
Eric Huber and Moremovers 2014, judged by Dolf Wissmann. The Supplement featured the
first part of an article by David Shire on the work of A. F. Mackenzie. Other articles
included Growing Men: Expanding to a standstill, by Ronald Turnbull, a selection of the
work of Bohemian composer Josef Cumpe, and some single-phase two-move helpmate from
B. G. Laws & A. F. Mackenzie
HM., Chess Monthly, 1885
Mate in 2
1...f any 2.Se6
A famous task, showing different mates after six flights.
Eskilstuna Kuriren, 1921
Mate in 3
1...Kc4 2.Rh5 a5 3.d3
1...Kxc5 2.Bg8 a5 3.d4
1...a5 2.Bd3 Kxc5 3.Rb5
Three models. The pawn mates show a chameleon echo.
2nd Prize, Otto Fuss Tourney, 1942
Mate in 3
1...Bc5 2.Sxc5 hxg1Q 3.Sd7
1...Bxg1 2.Sf2 Bxf2 3.Rb1
1...hxg1Q 2.Rh8 > 3.Rb8
The key must cope with the potential stalemate after 1...Bc5.