Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Meyer
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Years covered: 1898
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|HEINRICH FRIEDRICH LUDWIG MEYER
(born Jun-06-1839, died Jan-15-1928) Germany
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|German problemist and chess author. His book from 1882 entitled A Complete Guide To The Game of Chess: From the Alphabet to the Solution and Construction of Problems may be read or download online here: http://books.google.com/books?id=lB...|
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|Jun-05-09|| ||chessgames.com: Quote of the day <It is often said that problem composers are bad players, but it might be more correct to say that great players are bad composers. -- H F Meyer>|
The quote is consistent with what he says in the introduction to his book (http://books.google.com/books?id=lB...) that the composition of chess problems is the purest form of chess, as an art.
One remarkable thing about his book is that it uses what is essentially algebraic notation, way back in 1882. However, he uses different letters for the pieces (e.g. an "O" is his symbol for a knight) so it takes some getting used to.
Thanks to member <vonKrolock> for submitting the game of this player and composer.
|Jun-05-09|| ||vonKrolock: :) thank You, <chessgames.com>|
|Jun-06-09|| ||vonKrolock: There's another game in the online base that could be by him, but the atribution is more prolematic... "Meyer" and H. Meyer" is quite frequent even in the same time period|
|Jun-06-09|| ||vonKrolock: This <"minimal Indian"> appeared at least in three other instances as original O. Wurzburg (in 1907 or 1909), Hogrefe (1927), Fiocati (1932). Even a 'Wurzburg-Fiocati question' broached, but the precedence of course belongs to the first appearance:|
H. F. L. Meyer
"Boy's Own Paper" 1903
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(a very interesting note on the subject, including the fac-simile of a letter by E. Holladay to the author can be seen in the "Manual de Xadrez" by Prof. Idel Becker online here http://books.google.com/books?id=2f...
|Dec-27-09|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" It is often said that problem composers are bad players, but it might be more correct to say that great players are bad composers. "
-- Heinrich Meyer
Both sides remain correct as long as they are thinking: 'I want nothing to do with this.'
|Jun-06-12|| ||brankat: A very fine chess manual!
R.I.P. master Meyer.
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