Thursday, 22 April 2010
A First Attempt
One of the books I picked up at this years Lifeline Bookfair was "Sam Loyd and His Chess Problems". It is a comprehensive history of Loyd's work as a problemist and contains over 700 of his problems (plus some by his older and younger brother). Interestingly, the book was written by Alain C. White, who was himself a legendary name in chess problem circles, and who was at least as significant as Loyd in the field.
Rather than go for one of the many famous Loyd problems, I've chosen an historical, if not easy problem. It is the first published Loyd problem (1855) and it is a rather direct mate in 3.