L Anti-Dual. Ou? Quand? Comment? Pourquoi?

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Author: Authier, Gabriel (1922-1991) inscribed

Year: 1953

Publisher: de Montazeau

Place: Melle


151 pages with diagrams and index. Duo decimo (7" x 4 1/2") bound in brown cloth with original wrappers and spine laid on. Inscribed to C S Kipping. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2971) First edition.

Gabriel Authier, a French composer, wrote with Tivadar Kardos and Roger Diot 275 problèmes d'échecs du genre mutate: en deux coups. He wrote a deep study of dual avoidance L'antidual in 1953. He edited the problem column of the magazine L'Echiquier de France from 1953 until 1956 and became its managing director. He was also a Science Fiction writer ("La machine" in Fiction no.16 or "L'Eclipse" in L'Echiquier de Paris no.30/1950). He was also an International Judge for two-movers. He invented the fairy condition Bicolour chess.

Cyril Henry Stanley Kipping (10-10-1891 - 17-02-1964), British composer and International Master, was an International Judge. He composed more than 7,000 problems, most of which were three movers (he sometimes used the pseudonyms C. Stanley, S. Henry and S. Mere). He collaborated with the most important magazines of the 20th century: Chess Amateur, Chess, The Problemist (whose editor he was during 32 years) and also authored many books: 300 Chess Problems (1916), Selected Gems (1922) and The Chessmen Speak in the White Christmas series (1932), which included 147 three movers


Inscribed on front end paper. Rebound with original wrappers and spine label laid on else a near fine copy.