Judy's Problems - Part VI

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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        
                          - Part II 
                          - Part III
                          - Part IV
                          - Part V


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



Problems from the Chess Players’ Chronicle



Vol. 12,  Problem No. 11


White to play, and mate in five moves. 

(CPC Feb. 1851, p.64)





Vol. 12,  Problem No. 45


White to play, and Mate in three moves. 

(CPC Oct. 1851, p.319)






Vol.13,  Problem No. 4

White to play and mate in seven moves. 

(CPC Jan. 1852, p.32)







Vol. 13,  Problem No. 12


White to play, and mate in six moves. 

(CPC Mar. 1852, p.96)

Note: The black knight on f3 was a black pawn in the original. That problem is solvable in four, not six moves. A correspondent to the ILN, ‘R D M’, pointed out that replacing the pawn with a knight (as shown above) corrects the deficiency (ILN Mar. 6, 1852, p.195).







Vol. 13,  Problem No. 26

White to play, and mate in five [should be four –RE] moves. 

(CPC July 1852, p.224)







Vol. 13,  Problem No. 27


White playing first, mates in five moves. 

(CPC July 1852, p.224)