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Thomas Rayner Dawson

Thomas Rayner Dawson (28 November 1889 Leeds 16 December 1951) was a British chess problemist. He invented many fairy pieces and new conditions. He introduced the popular fairy pieces grasshopper, nightrider, and many other fairy chess ideas.

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Career

Dawson published his first problem, a two-mover, in 1907. His chess problem compositions include 5,320 fairies, 885 directmates, 97 selfmates, and 138 endings. 120 of his problems have been awarded prizes and 211 honorably mentioned or otherwise commended. He cooperated in chess composition with Charles Masson Fox.

Dawson was founder-editor (1922 31) of The Problemist, the journal of the British Chess Problem Society. He subsequently produced The Fairy Chess Review (1930 51), which began as The Problemist Fairy Chess Supplement. At the same time he edited the problem pages of The British Chess Magazine (1931 51).

Sample problems

  • First problem (right)
Solution: 1. Ka2 2. Ka3 3. Kb4 4. Kc3 5. Kd3 6. Ke2 7. Ke1 8. f1R 9. Rf2 10. Ke2 11. Kd3 12. Kc3 13. Kb4 14. Ka3 15. Ka2 16. Ka1 17. Ra2 Nb3#
  • Second problem (rightmost)
Solution: 1. Gh3 Gh4 2. Gh5 Gh6 3. Gh7 Gh8 4. Ge7 Gd7 5. Gc7 Gb7 6. Ga7+ Ga6 7. Ga5+ Ga4 8. Ga3#
This problem is a strange case of incidence: thematic tourney prescript problems with grasshoppers without limiting number of the moves. Identical problem was sent independently by four composers.[1]

Publications

  • Caissa's Playthings a series of articles in Cheltenham Examiner (1913)
  • Retrograde Analysis, with W. Hunsdorfer (1915)
  • Fata Morgana, with Birgfeld, Nanz, Massmann, Pauly (1922)
  • Asymmetry, with W. Pauly (1928)
  • Seventy Five Retros (1928)
  • Caissa's Wild Roses (1935)
  • C. M. Fox, His Problems (1936)
  • Caissa's Wild Roses in Clusters (1937)
  • Ultimate Themes (1938)
  • Caissa's Fairy Tales (1947)

The last five titles were collected as Five Classics of Fairy Chess (Dover Publications 1973, ISBN 978-0-486-22910-2).

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