The Problemist, May, 2010
Written by Michael McDowell
The May issue included a report on the 2010 BCPS weekend at Harrogate. Awards covered
fairies 2005, retros 2007-08, helpmates in 3 for 2006 and the Brian Harley Award for
two-movers published in 2007-08. James Quah continued his review of triple Grimshaws in
two-movers using fairy pieces and Browsing in the Library covered the 1922
collection of Selected Gems from the Chess Amateur. In the Supplement John
Rice remembered the late Hungarian composer Attila Benedek, David Shire's trip through the
chess problem alphabet reached G for Grimshaw, and Michael McDowell presented a selection
of Soviet compositions from the 1930s. A special booklet was devoted to the 2010 European
Chess Solving Championship, held at Sunningdale, containing full results, all of the
problems used in the event, and the awards of the associated composing tourneys.
G. F. Anderson
Sunday Times, 1971
Mate in 3
1...Bb8 2.Be1 f5 3.Qxb6; 2…else 3.Rxf6
1...Rh3, Rh4 2.Be3 f5 3.Bxg5
1...b5 2.Bxa7 f5 3.Qb6
1...e4 2.Bd4 f5 3.Bg7
1...f5 2.Qh1 threats 3.Qxh5, Qc6; 2...Rxh1 3.Rxh1.
A tricky Anderson three-mover used in the solving tourney at Harrogate.
Shakhmatnoe obozrenie, 1892
Mate in 4
3.Bc4 K any
3.Bf7/Sd2+ K moves
With the black king free to move to three squares there appears to be no need for an
underpromotion key. Taken from a new collection of Galitsky’s problems.
E. N. Somov-Nasimovich
Comm., Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1937
White to play and win
1.d7 Bxd7 (1...Qg8 2.Qd3+ Kf3 3.Qf5+ wins)
5.Qc4+ Kc6 (5...Kd6 6.dxc5+ wins)
An amusing repeated manoeuvre.
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