The Chess Problem

The Chess Problem

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Author: Weenink, H[enri] Gerard Marie (1892-1931)

Year: 1926

Publisher: The Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud


317+[1 ad] pages with diagrams, includes frontispiece portrait, portrait photographs of 30 composers and an index of about 1000 name of composers, with dates and places of birth and death. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") issued in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Edited by George Hume and Alain C. A revised translation of Het schaakproblem: ideen en scholen published Gouda, 1921. White. A. C. White's Christmas series volume 32. Christmas greeting tipped in. (Betts: 30-19) First English edition.

Part 1 traces the historical development of the chess problem from the Middle Ages, with sections on the English, Bohemian, German and dutch schools, and a chapter on "problem-futurism" (Fairy problems). This first part includes 143 compositions by various composers. Part 2, "Bird's eye view of problem themes', describes 22 main themes (with sub-divisions) and contains a further 231 problems. The complete work forms a comprehensive treatise covering most phases of problem technique and execution.


Corners bumped, moderate extremity wear, spine sunned and soiled, edges sunned, front edge lightly rippled. Over all about very good copy.

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