The Problemist, January 2006
Written by Michael McDowell
The 80th anniversary of the foundation of The Problemist was
marked by a review of the first issue from January 1926. Michael
McDowell presented a selection of the work of E. E. Westbury, and John
Rice paid tribute to the late Croatian GM Hrvoje Bartolovic. Other
articles introduced the fairy form Kölner Kontaktschach and the
fairy piece the Equihopper. In the Supplement John Rice selected
problems from a new collection of the work of Italian composer Antonio
The informal awards for twomovers 2002 and moremovers 2003 were
The Problemist, January, 1926
Mate in 5
An attractive single-liner by a neglected British composer whose work
deserves to be better known.
3rd Prize, Brisbane Courier, 4th half-yearly Ty., 1917-1918
Mate in 2
1.Sd3 (threat 2.Sc5)
An excellent thematic key pins the queen, which is then unpinned by the
bishops to deliver half-pin mates.
Westbury had the ability to present complex themes with great artistry.
1st HM., 8th American Chess Congress, Good Companions, July, 1921
Mate in 2
1.Rg4 (threat 2.Rg8)
1...Qg5, Qh5 2.S(x)g5
A classic two-mover, featuring a complete tour by the unpinned knight.
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