# H.F.L. Meyer's Great Problem

*'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.L. Meyer*

I came across a very interesting and unusual problem by H.F.L. Meyer in a Polish chess magazine and decided to share it with you, but first let me introduce the author shortly:

**Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Meyer (1839-1928)** was one of the greatest German problemists and a chess author. His most famous book is *'A Complete Guide to the Game of Chess: From the Alphabet to the Solution and Construction of Problems'* (1882), now reprinted in Forgotten Books series.

*Joseph Steele (left) and H.F.L. Meyer (right) | Image: Wikimedia Commons*

And here's the problem - a classic among problemists but if you don't know it, give it a try. In his book, Meyer called it just "The Draw in a Problem". It's from 1882.

**White to move and draw:**One more problem by Meyer, a classical and simple one (originally published in

*The Boy's Own Paper*in 1903),**white to move and win:**I hope that you liked and solved the puzzles. Thanks for reading - comments are welcome.