The Problemist, September 2013
Written by Michael McDowell
The September issue featured the first part of an article by Michael McDowell on
C.S.Kipping’s column in Chess, and reflections on the FIDE Album 2004-06 by John Rice.
Ronald Turnbull discussed the fairy form Growing Men, in an article entitled “Goodbye
feet!” Awards included Moremovers 2011 (judge John Nunn) and the Brian Harley Award for
three-movers from 2009-11. John Rice and Christopher Jones presented variants on a
helpmate by Hieronymus Fischer, and John showed some problems by the winners in the
2010-12 World Championship in Composing for Individuals. Browsing in the library
covered the Christmas book Asymmetry, by T.R.Dawson and Wolfgang Pauly. The Supplement
featured articles by Geoff Foster on two-move block-checks, Brian Young on problems
featuring the ambush theme, and Michael McDowell on developments of problems by
P.F.Blake. David Shire concluded his problem alphabet with Z for Zagoruiko.
The Problemist, 1930
Mate in 2
Classic Loshinski, showing five interferences on d4 with the utmost clarity and economy.
Chess, October 1937
Mate in 3
1...cxd6 2.Sf6 d5 3.Sd7
1...cxd5 2.Rc6 d4 3.Rxc5; 2...f6 3.Re6
1...f6 2.Rxf6 Kxd5 3.Rxf5
A charming lightweight with rook and knight sacrificed in turn.
Thomas and Joseph Warton
Mate in 3
1...Kxb2 2.Bd3 Kxa1 3.Bd4
1...Kxd2 2.Rf8 Kc2 3.Rf2
An anticipatory closure of the file prevents White’s second move from giving stalemate.