Judy's Problems - Part VII

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Dec 5, 2008, 9:31 PM |
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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.

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

 

 

Problems from the Chess Players’ Chronicle

 

  

Vol. 13, Problem No.28

 

White to move, and mate in seven moves. 

(CPC Aug. 1852, p.255)

 

 

 

  

Vol. 13,  Problem No. 29


 

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

(CPC Aug. 1852, p.255)

Note:  The white bishop at d1 was originally placed at e1. Judy corrected the error in a note to a correspondent in the ILN (ILN Aug. 14, 1852, p.115).

 

  

 

 

Vol. 13, Problem No. 30
 

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

(CPC Aug. 1852, p.256)

 

 

   

 

Vol. 13, Problem No. 33 

 

White to play, and mate in four moves. 

(CPC Sept. 1852, p.287)

 

 

 

   

 

Vol. 13,  Problem No. 36 – “Stella”

White to play, and mate in five moves. 

(CPC Oct. 1852, p.319)

Note: This was originally published as Problem No. 14 in the Apr. 1852 issue of the CPC but with all pieces one square to the right of where they appear above. Judy immediately pointed out the required correction in the ILN (ILN Apr. 3, 1852, p.275). As well as its reappearance as Problem No. 36 in the Oct. 1852 issue of the CPC, the corrected position was given again in a note to a correspondent in the ILN the same month (ILN Oct. 9, 1852, p.307).

  

 

 

 

  

Vol. 13,  Problem No. 40

 

White to play and mate in six moves. 

(CPC Nov. 1852, p.351)

 

 

 

Problem from the Gateshead Observer (GO):  

Problem No. 89

 

White to play and mate in four moves. 

(GO 1 Feb. 1851, p.7)