By Kenneth S. Howard
It is a number of profound and creative chess difficulties composed through 8 of the main remarkable American composers — a hundred and sixty masterpieces in all, with statement and options in complete element. Any chess fanatic operating via this treasury will detect one refined and intriguing grasp challenge after one other, and an intensive studying can't fail to reinforce the ability and magnificence of any participant, regardless of how complex. In his presentation the writer additionally is going some distance towards supporting the quite unskilled participant to grasp those inventive problems.
The paintings of those composers (with the only exception of Sam Loyd's) is at the moment unavailable in the other e-book, being both out of print or formerly uncollected.
In a bunch of prefatory essays, the author—an the world over well-known problemist, chess author and editor, recognized as a pass judgement on in challenge tourneys—provides a short historic survey of chess challenge composition in the US, an in depth vocabulary of the really good phrases utilized in his commentaries and in discussing chess difficulties normally, and a quick clarification of the notation used. This introductory fabric is mainly worthy to people who desire to locate an inroad of research to the increasing international of
chess pleasure that this publication has to provide.
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Shinkman Second Prize Sunny South 1890-1891 William A. Shinkman Deutsche Schachzeitung September, 1893 W h i t e self-mates in three moves W h i t e mates in f o u r moves William A. Shinkman 49 77 William A. Shinkman Ceske Listy Sachove March, 1896 William A. Shinkman British Chess Magazine July, 1896 W h i t e mates in f o u r moves W h i t e self-mates in t w o moves 79 80 William A. Shinkman Tiffin Tribune circa 1898 William A. Shinkman Checkmate December, 1901 W h i t e mates in three moves W h i t e mates in three moves 12 Chess Problem Gems 81 William A.
H e c o m p o s e d n o t a b l e t h r e e , f o u r a n d f i v e - m o v e p r o b l e m s , a s s h o w n i n t h e a c c o m p a n y i n g selections. N o . 3 3 i s s u p p o s e d t o h a v e b e e n t h e first p r o b l e m b y M e r e d i t h p u b l i s h e d in t h e Dubuque Chess Journal. T h e r e is little, v a r i e t y in t h e play, b u t the key is obscure a n d t h e g u a r d i n g of t h e e5 a n d g5 squares in the m a t i n g positions in two different ways in the t w o m a j o r lines h a s a p l e a s i n g e c h o i n g e f f e c t .
62 is an early a n d excellent example. I n t r o d u c e d b y a s u b t l e k e y , t h e c o n t i n u a t i o n i n N o . 6 3 following 1 P d 3 i l l u s t r a t e s Indian strategy, t h e s h u t - o f f of a w h i t e piece to avoid a stalemate position, n a m e d f r o m the famous problem by the Rev. Henry Augustus Loveday of B e n g a l , I n d i a , p u b l i s h e d a n o n y m o u s l y F e b r u a r y , 1845, i n t h e Chess Player's Chronicle. N o . 63 is e n r i c h e d by a s e c o n d v a r i a t i o n , l e a d i n g to a p i n - m a t e .
Chess Problem Gems by Eight Eminent American Composers by Kenneth S. Howard