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"This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:32 pm

:lol: Was the first subscriber to the "Draughts Review". "Checker Trivia" question of the Day? Who was the well known composer of draughts problems? :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby liam stephens on Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:58 am

I wonder if contributer to the Draughts Review was meant? That would be G.L. Gortmans, for some years the Problem Editor of [i:38f24936ab]Het Damspel[/i:38f24936ab], with an article on Polish Draughts.
The first 9 positions published in the Review are by Zach Brogan, but these were selected by the Editor, as a memorial.
The accompanying article entitled
“HALF HOURS WITH THE IMMORTALS. ZACH BROGAN. (1859-1924)” concludes:
“….but the omission of specimens of his skill from the problem section of the 3rd American Tourney Book is inexplicable in view of his death in the preceding year, for players in general must feel that the Committee of the Association then neglected an opportunity to pay a graceful tribute to the memory of one of America’s brightest sons.”

The first original problem contributed is by H.T. Smith, of Chelsea. ( No. 10 )
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:05 pm

:lol: Liam just dig a little deeper and I think that you will come up with the right answer to this fine "Checker Trivia" question. You are probably more than familiar with this problemists works. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby liam stephens on Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:12 pm

Could it be W.W.Horsfall, he is listed as a subscriber on page 41.
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:46 am

:lol: Liam give this a couple of more tries and I think you will have the answer to this fine "Checker Trivia" question. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:27 am

:lol: He was known for his fine "Cameo" checker problems, which were small and delightful. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby liam stephens on Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:04 pm

Cannot find a matching name I'm afraid. Fred Allen springs to mind but I don't see his name listed.
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Re: "This Noted Composer of Draughts Problems&q

Postby Mr. Checkers on Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:54 pm

:lol: Liam if you keep brousing through its pages you will soon discover the answer to this fine "Checker Trivia" question. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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