Friday, 7 July 2017

Sources of Magic Knight Tours

List of Sources of Magic Knight Tours in Historical Sequence

Some may of course have been published in an earlier source not yet found

Can any one help to trace the original publication sources of the following 14 tours?

The codes on the left are the names given to the tours in my 1986 catalogue in Chessics #26

Many tours appeared in other French newspapers that I have not located online.


SOURCES UNKNOWN

05a Bouvier (Adsum) 1876?

00i Unknown Composer 1880/1881?

00c Francony (Celina) 1881?
05f Francony (Celina) 1881?
27k Francony (Celina) 1881?
05c Francony (Celina) 1882?
05e Francony (Celina) 1882?
23a Francony (Celina) 1882?

27p Reuss (X a Belfort) 1883?
27q Reuss (X a Belfort) 1883?
27r Reuss (X a Belfort) 1883?
27s Reuss (X a Belfort) 1883?

00f Ligondes (Palamede) 1883?
23b Ligondes (Palamede) 1884?


SOURCES KNOWN

27a Beverley Philosophical Magazine 1848

12a Wenzelides Schachzeitung Feb-Mar 1849 p.94-97
12b Wenzelides Schachzeitung 1850 Fig. 99
27b Wenzelides Schachzeitung 1850 Fig 107

00b Mysore Silk (now in Crumiller Collection) 1852

00m Wenzelides Schachzeitung May 1858 Fig.A
12e Wenzelides Schachzeitung May 1858 Fig.B
12m Wenzelides Schachzeitung May 1858 Fig.C

12o Jaenisch Chess Monthly 1859
12n Jaenisch Chess Monthly 1859

00a Jaenisch Treatise 1862 Fig.49
27c Jaenisch Treatise 1862 Fig 55
27d Jaenisch Treatise 1862 Fig 56
00e Jaenisch Treatise 1862 Fig.62

27i Exner Rösselsprung als Zauberquadrat 1876 (not seen)
34a Exner Rösselsprung als Zauberquadrat 1876 (not seen)
34e Exner Rösselsprung als Zauberquadrat 1876 (not seen)

05b Caldwell English Mechanic 1879

12c Béligne Le Siècle ¶1042 5/12 Mar 1880

00j Reuss (X à Belfort) Le Siècle ¶1252 5/12 Nov 1880
27e Reuss (X à Belfort) Le Siècle ¶1258 12/19 Nov 1880
27f Reuss (X à Belfort) Le Siècle ¶1270 26 Nov/3 Dec 1880 (< Wihnyk 1885)
00d Reuss (X à Belfort) Le Siècle ¶1276 3/10 Dec 1880

05d Bouvier (Adsum) Le Telegraphe ¶1232 or ¶1239) cited in Le Siecle 1882
[Conjecture: second problem may be Francony's discovery of the Mysore tour]

12f Jolivald (de Hijo) Le Siecle ¶1726 12/19 May 1882
12d Jolivald (de Hijo) Le Siecle ¶1732 19/26 May 1882
12g Jolivald (de Hijo) Le Siecle ¶1738 26 May/2 Jun 1882
12h Jolivald (de Hijo) Le Siecle ¶1744 2/9 Jun 1882

27j Beligne Le Siecle ¶1966 16/23 Feb 1883 (Murray 1881)

27l Francony (Celina) Gil Blas ¶1156(1) 23 Feb / 2 Mar 1883 (Murray 1881)
27m Francony (Celina) Gil Blas ¶1156(2) 23 Feb / 2 Mar 1883 (Murray 1882)
Note: 27m is also in Le Siecle ¶1872 at same dates 23 Feb / 2 Mar 1883
where it is attributed to Adsum (Bouvier).

05g Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶1996 23/30 Mar 1883

34b Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2086(1) 6/13 Jul 1883
34c Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2086(2) 6/13 Jul 1883
[2086(3) =34a, anticipated by Exner 1876]
[ 2092(1) = 27i, anticipated by Exner 1876]
34d Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2092(2) 13/20 Jul 1883
[2092(3) = 34e, anticipated by Exner 1876]
[These two problems consisted of three tours in one diagram.]

14b Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(1) 20/27 Jul 1883
14a Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(2) 20/27 Jul 1883
23l Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(3) 20/27 Jul 1883
23k Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(4) 20/27 Jul 1883
23j Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(5) 20/27 Jul 1883
23i Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(6) 20/27 Jul 1883
23g Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(7) 20/27 Jul 1883
23h Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(8) 20/27 Jul 1883
23e Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2098(9) 20/27 Jul 1883
[This problem shows 9 tours in one diagram, 3x3 letters in each cell]

23d Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2110(1) 3/10 Aug 1883
25a Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2110(2) 3/10 Aug 1883
[¶2110(3) = 05d which is anticipated by Bouvier 1882]

23m Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2116(1) 10/17 Aug 1883
23n Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2116(2) 10/17 Aug 1883
23f Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2116(3) 10/17 Aug 1883

03f Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2122(1) 17/24 Aug 1883
01b Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2122(2) 17/24 Aug 1883
00g Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2122(3) 17/24 Aug 1883

14c Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2128(1) 24/31 Aug 1883
01c Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2128(2) 24/31 Aug 1883
23c Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2128(3) 24/31 Aug 1883

34f Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2242(1) 4/11 Jan 1884
14d Feisthanel Le Siecle ¶2242(2) 4/11 Jan 1884

34g Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2248 11/18 Jan 1884 (Murray 1883)

03e Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2254 18/25 Jan 1884

03a Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2260 25 Jan/1 Feb 1884

03d Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2266(1) 1/8 Feb 1884
01a Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2266(2) 1/8 Feb 1884
03c Ligondes (Palamede) Le Siecle ¶2266(3) 1/8 Feb 1884

12i Bouvier (Adsum) Le Siecle ¶2326(1) 11/18 Apr 1884
12j Bouvier (Adsum) Le Siecle ¶2326(2) 11/18 Apr 1884
00l Bouvier (Adsum) Le Siecle ¶2326(3) 11/18 Apr 1884

12k Francony (Celina) Gil Blas ¶1582(1) 10/17 May 1884 (Murray 1882)
00k Francony (Celina) Gil Blas ¶1582(2) 10/17 May 1884
12l Francony (Celina) Gil Blas ¶1582(3) 10/17 May 1884 (Murray 1882)

01e Grossetaite Figaro 1896 (H84) (not seen) = number 84 discovered

00h Ligondes (Palamede) La Mode Du Petit Journal 1906 (not seen)
23o Ligondes (Palamede) La Mode Du Petit Journal 1910 (not seen)
23p Ligondes (Palamede) La Mode Du Petit Journal 1911 (not seen)

16a Lehmann Le Sphinx Aug 1933 (not seen)

27g Murray PFCS ¶2108 #16 Feb 1936 p.166
27h Murray PFCS ¶2239 #17 Apr 1936 p.177
27n Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.3 ¶2350 #1 Aug 1936 p.3
27o Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.3 ¶2351 #1 Aug 1936 p.3
[Other tours in this series proved to be anticipated]

01f Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.4 ¶4132 #3 Dec 1939 p.43
12p Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.4 ¶4133 #3 Dec 1939 p.43
01d Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.4 ¶4134 #3 Dec 1939 p.43
03g Murray Fairy Chess Review vol.4 ¶4132 #6 Jun 1940 p.93
[The Dec 1939 issue was the TRDFCR dated 28 Nov for Dawson's birthday]

23q Marlow The Games and Puzzles Journal #1 Sep-Oct 1987 p.11
01g Marlow The Games and Puzzles Journal #1 Sep-Oct 1987 p.11
25b Marlow The Problemist Vol.12 #19 Jan 1988 p.379
01h Marlow The Problemist Vol.12 #19 Jan 1988 p.379
03b Marlow The Problemist Vol.12 #19 Jan 1988 p.379

01i Roberts The Games and Puzzles Journal #25 (online) Jan-Feb 2003
14e Roberts The Games and Puzzles Journal #25 (online) Jan-Feb 2003

00n Mackay, Meyrignac & Stertenbrink [website] 18/19 Jun 2003
14f Mackay, Meyrignac & Stertenbrink [website] 21 Jun 2003
27t Mackay, Meyrignac & Stertenbrink [website] 24 Jun 2003
00o Mackay, Meyrignac & Stertenbrink [website] 1 Jul 2003
07a Mackay, Meyrignac & Stertenbrink [website] 1 Aug 2003
[The results were reported here: http://magictour.free.fr/]
[The second numbering of 00n was spotted by me on 19 Jun]

Total = 108

Minor corrections 11 July 2017.

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