Judy's Problems - Part II

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Judy, The mid-19th century female chess talent who played the wonderful games in my previous posting, Judy, was also an extremely skillful chess problemist.  Her problems were published in the Illustrated London News, the Gateshead Observer,  Chess Player (edited by Kling and Horwitz), Home Circle and Staunton's Chess Players' Chronicle.

Rod Edwards researched and collected 60 problems of which 15 were cooked (through computer analysis) and sent me all of the good ones save 3.  My intention is to publish the entire collection - sans solutions - here in seven parts along with Mr. Edwards' notes.

Judy's Problems - Part I

Chess problems by ‘Judy,’ (a.k.a. ‘Stella’)


Problems from the Illustrated London News (ILN):



Problem No. 377

White to move, and checkmate in seven moves. 

(ILN Apr. 12, 1851, p.297)





Enigma No. 699[i]

White, playing first, to mate in three moves. 

(ILN Aug. 9, 1851, p.179) 




Enigma No. 675[ii]

White mates in five moves. 

(ILN Sept. 6, 1851, p.283)







Enigma No. 681[ii] 

White had to play, and won the game. 

(ILN Sept. 27, 1851, p.394)





Problem No. 413

White to play, and mate in four moves. 

(ILN Dec. 20, 1851, p.731)





Enigma No. 699[ii]

White, to play, and mate in three moves. 

(ILN Dec. 20, 1851, p.731)