the best problem wherein the Black King has the least checks (the problem having the largest numbers of moves taking precedence).
|1–2 pr. =||H. F. L. Meyer|
|1–2 pr. =||B. Hülsen|
|3 pr.||C. B. Vansittart|
|4 pr.||C. Planck|
|hm.||A. M. Deane, A. F. Mackenzie, H. C. Mathisen, A. Oeffner, G. J. Slater|
|sp. pr.||C. Planck|
The tourney was also called
The Challenge Problem Tourney.
For the judgement of the competing problems, especially as regarding their difficulty, opinion of solvers would be taken into account. For this purpose a solution tourney was held concurrently with the problem tourney.
Publication of problems were planned to be started as soon as ten problems had been received. In a later clarification, it was stated that all received problems would be published, except for those that appeared to be unsolveable. (In the end all competing problems were published.)
In October, an additional prize was announced for the best problem in which Black King has the least checks.
Of the thirty-five problems that were entered, two were withdrawn. Of the remaining competing problems, two were found to lack solution, and twelve were
absolutely demolished, while another two
were found to be
fatally defective in the mainplay.
After the two months allowed for complaints, Deutsche Schachzeitung referred to the Meyer prize problem as a corrected version of a problem from the Deutscher Schachbund tourney in 1883. H. J. C. Andrews noted that no publication of that problem appeared to have taken place, and concluded that the current problem was original
all important sense of non-publication prior to its appearance in the B. C. M.