American Chess Bulletin Volume N . 12

American Chess Bulletin Volume N . 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...constructed artistically like the pair of Rinck's. The book is undoubtedly of great value to the development of the art of chess composition. The most prominent problem composers of the nineteenth century are represented in Alexander's book--Walker, Lewis, Bolton, Bone, M'Gahey, Silas, Angas, Reginald A. Brown, Kling, d'Orville, Anderssen, Bledow, Mendheim, Koch, Brede, Silberschmidt, Nathan, Kniper, Dollinger, Jaenisch, Herlin, Calvi, Loquin and many others. Even after the Alexander period this kind of problem continued to be popular. Between 1850 and 1875 must be included the Englishmen, Grimshaw and John Brown, of Bridport, and, later, Frank Healey; Eugene B. Cook, father of American chess composers since 1852; the great Loyd, since 1856, and, later, Shinkman, the universal genius, since about 1870. In Germany the most prominent were Berger, Klett, Kohtz and Kockelkorn and Bayersdorfer; in Austria, Bayer and Willmers. To-day there are many leading masters who occasionally show predilection for this class of composition, which I would not term problems or endings, but, rather, and more correctly, "many movers." A genuine present day problem does not begin with a check, neither has it any short mating threats. There is not only one line of play, but more or less artistic variations, which, like an encircling wreath, adorn the beautiful problem. The rules for the artistic construction of modern chess compositions are given in Philipp Klett's fundamental work, "Klett's Schachprobleme nebst Einfuchrung in die Problem Theorie," which appeared in 1878; likewise in Berger's "Chess Problem and Its Artistic Construction" (Das Schachproblem und seine Kunstgerechte Darstellung), 1883. These rules are now observed by nearly...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650108X
  • 9781236501080