[Retros] Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles; Fabel's source again
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Wed Nov 18 10:45:33 EST 2009
I would guess that "Antom Ph" is not a misprint, just a suggestion of something immaterial.
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From: Bernd Gräfrath <retromode at web.de>
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Subject: Re: [Retros] Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles; Fabel's source again
Max Weiss and Hieronymus Fischer were quite well aware of each other (as I
earned when I read the "Wiener Schachzeitung" from 1898-1949 completely!).
o I guess that the latter would have corrected the former if he wrongly wanted
o ascribe a problem to him.
Jeremy Gaige (in his book "Chess Personalia") gives the following pseudonyms of
ax Weiss: "Antom Ph" (perhaps a misprint for "Anton Ph"), "Ernest Bisani",
Like Mario, I would be very interested in early sources which ascribe the
roblem to Loyd. Of course it would be best if the original publication (by Loyd
r Fischer) in a magazine could be found.
n the other hand, it is also possible that Fischer contributed originals to
Von: "Mario Richter" <mri_two at t-online.de>
Gesendet: 16.11.09 11:15:34
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Betreff: Re: [Retros] Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles; Fabel's source
> "H. Fischer" is certainly not a pseudonym. By now, I have found Fabel's
> for the problem:
> It is in: Problematicus, "150 Schachkuriositäten" (Leipzig: Veit & Comp.,
> page 13, and the author of the problem is given as "Hieron. Fischer".
I know Fabel's book, so I knew that the problem is there attributed to
My guess was, that - since Fabel's book as well as the one by Problematicus
are only collections of problems published elsewhere, the attribution to
might be only a misinterpretation of something like "H.F." - a pseudonym, that
was used by Sam Loyd.
I took the information, that the above problem was composed by S.Loyd,
from the book "Schachmatnaja Mosaika" by V.M.Archakov (Kiev,1984), where it is
given as problem no.388 and even is surrounded by a little story, that
why Loyd composed this problem.
So it would be good to know the original source of the above problem.
Anybody outthere who can help?
> By the way: "Problematicus" really is a pseudonym (of Max Weiss)!
Another pseudonym of Max Weiss was "Traumulus".
Are there any further "...us"-pseudonyms?
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