(1) Posted by Administrator [Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 02:34]
M. Gordian 120(60) MT
December 28, 2020, will be the 120th birthday of Mark Filippovich Gordian
and April 13, 2021, will be the 60th anniversary of his death.
One of the themes that he paid particular attention to was cross double checks.
The theme cannot be implemented without using fairy pieces.
In his problems presenting this theme, Mark Gordian used Grasshoppers, Nightriders and Nightriderhoppers.
His article on cross double checks was published in Fairy Chess Review in 1939.
An extended chessboard was used in nearly all problems by Mark Gordian showing this theme, including
the composition that was awarded the Gold Medal in the 1st FIDE Tournament.
A theme tourney is announced to honor the memory of Mark Gordian.