Columnista Invitado

Martin Minski

J. Fleck1995 Nº1 5c. Hastings Ty EG Ganan
S. Kindermann2001
Nº2 1.p Timman 50 JT Tablas
G. Sonntag2007 Nº3 1.p Die Schwalbe Ganan
G. Josten2001 Nº4 1ºp Schach Ganan
G. Hörning2003 Nº5 2.p Problem-Forum Ganan
G. Rinder2007 Nº6 sp. p. Die Schwalbe Ganan
P. Schmidt2002 Nº7 1.p Schach Ganan
M. Banaszek1994 Nº8 1.p Tidskrift för Schack Ganan
W. Bruch2000 Nº9 1.p Problem-Forum Ganan
H. Waelzel1999 Nº10 2.p Schach Tablas
M. Roxlau1999
Nº11 1hm. Shakhmatnaya P. Ganan
R. Staudte2009 Nº12 .p Jenever Quick C. Ty Ganan
M. Prusikin2009 Nº13 6.p Tel Aviv Tablas
S. Hornecker2010 Nº14 1.p Problem-forum Ganan
M. Minski2013 Nº15 Die Schwalbe Ganan
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Martin Minski with his wife Wiesia and Nadia Cipriani girlfriend of Peter S. Krug

Salzburg, Austria-: Café Bazar – June 2019.












Columnista Invitado

Siegfried Hornecker


Sarah (former Siegfried) Hornecker passed away today 22.3.2024

Sarah regularly wrote articles for EG and Chessbase and was a successful study composer.

A selection of Germany endgame studies

By S. Hornecker

1.- Studies of Rolf Richter ( Antecedent & Comments)

2.- H. Walkewitz-White wins

Nº16 Schach 1977, 4th prize

Hubert Walkewitz is a relatively unknown German composer, seeing he did only compose around 30 studies. The one I want to show as the number one in this – irregular – column that kindly was offered by Mario Guido Garcia to me to show noteworthy German studies consists seemingly only of a basic endgame that should easily be won. However, things are not that easy: Taking the queen results in a stalemate, and after 1.Bc3+ Qb2 2.Bxb2+ Kxb2 a drawn endgame has arisen. So what does White have up his sleeve to win?


1.Bc3+ Qb2 2.Bf6!! Kb1 3.Qf5+ Qc2 4.Qb5+ Kc1 5.Bg5+ Kd1 6.Qf1 mate (or slower 6.Kf1 etc.)

The precise second move must make sure no line is obstructed, Black can’t take with check and White can give check on the diagonal. For this, only 2.Bf6 works. For example 2.Bh8 does not allow 5.Bi7+. 2.Bd4 and 2.Bg7 fail because Black can take the bishop with check. 2.Be5 disallows 3.Qf5+. So only the solution remains.

Similar moves are known from directmate problems, but having it in a study with only six pieces is very exceptional.


Otros Estudios de Compositores de Alemania

Seleccionados por Mario G. García

G. Bernhardt1963 Nº17 Ajedrez Aleman Ganan
A. Herberg1962
Nº18 Szachy Ganan
E. Hufendiek -1971 Nº19 2hm Schach Echo Ganan
R. Richter1973 Nº20 2.p Schach Tablas
G. Sonntag2002 Nº21 sp.p Schach Ganan
G. Josten1999 Nº22 Die Schwalbe Ganan
J. Fleck–1995 Nº23 1.p Die Schwalbe Tablas
S. Hornecker-M. Roxlau Nº24 E.G. – 2005 Tablas W. Bruch-M. Minski Nº25 hm NONA-2008 Tablas
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Estudios en ARVES: Anderssen, Adolf 1818-1879Bahr, Walter 1919-1943 Becker, Kart 1866-1957Bernhardt, Georg 1892-1964 Beyer, Hans 1931 Bruch, Wieland 1961 Cohn, Hans 1898-1964Dehler, Otto 1887-1948 Fabel, Karl 1905-1975Fleck, Jürgen 1960H-euäcker, Paul 1899-1969 Herberg, Adolf- 1896-1962Hornecker, Siegfried 1986Horning, Gerd 1964Horwitz, Berhard 1807-1885 Hufe-ndiek, Erich -1910-1986Josten, Gerhard 1938Karstedt, Max 1868-1945 Keidanz, Hermann 1865-1938 Kling, Josef 1811-1876Lasker, Emanuel 1868-1941 Lewitt, Moritz 1863-1936Minski, Martin 1969 Prusikin, Michael 1978Rehm, Hans Peter 1942Richter, Rolf 1941-1988Rinder, Gerd 1935Roxlau, Michael 1957Sackmann, Franz 1888-1927Schmidt, Peter 1963 Sonntag, Gunter 1945 Staudte, Rainer 1953Steckbauer, Gottfried 1938 Tarrasch, Siegbert 1862-1934Von der Lasa, Tassilo 1818-1899Von Holzhausen 1876-1935Von Janich, Carl 1813-1872Waelzel, Helmut 1961Werner, Gregor 1955Zepler, Erich 1898-1980 Werner Speckmann 1913-2001