[Retros] Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles; Fabel's source again
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Wed Nov 18 13:21:06 EST 2009
Of course! I should have noticed...
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> I would guess that "Antom Ph" is not a misprint, just a suggestion of
> something immaterial.
> Regards to all.
> Tom Volet
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> From: Bernd Gräfrath <retromode at web.de>
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> source again
> Hello, Max Weiss and Hieronymus Fischer were quite well aware of each
> other (as I learned when I read the "Wiener Schachzeitung" from 1898-
> 1949 completely!). So I guess that the latter would have corrected
> the former if he wrongly wanted to ascribe a problem to him. Jeremy
> Gaige (in his book "Chess Personalia") gives the following pseudonyms
> of Max Weiss: "Antom Ph" (perhaps a misprint for "Anton Ph"), "Ernest
> Bisani", "Problematicus". Like Mario, I would be very interested in
> early sources which ascribe the problem to Loyd. Of course it would
> be best if the original publication (by Loyd or Fischer) in a
> magazine could be found. On the other hand, it is also possible that
> Fischer contributed originals to Weiss's book... Best wishes, Bernd >
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- > Von: "Mario Richter" <mri_two at t-
> online.de> > Gesendet: 16.11.09 11:15:34 > An: "The Retrograde
> Analysis Mailing List" <retros at janko.at> > Betreff: Re: [Retros] Sam
> Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles; Fabel's source > Hello, > > >> 3N2R1/
> pp3p2/3K2p1/8/2pk4/3pp2p/3P1pB1/1Q4BR > > > "H. Fischer" is certainly
> not a pseudonym. By now, I have found Fabel's source > > for the
> problem: > > It is in: Problematicus, "150 Schachkuriositäten" (
> Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1910), > > 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 H.Fischer. > 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 H.Fischer > 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 explains, > 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? > >
> Best wishes, > > mario > > > _________________________________________
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