Item #236 Bláthy’s Christmas Card, 1938. Otto T. Dr Bláthy.
Bláthy's Chess Problem on His Christmas Card

Bláthy’s Christmas Card, 1938.

Budapest: Victor Hornyánszky, 1938. Printed red, yellow and black, ruled with gilt ornaments. Text in English. 137 × 215 mm. / In fine condition.

Bláthy’s chess composition “White to play and mate in 10 moves”, and his and Mrs. Bláthy’s Christmas greetings on recto. With the solution of the problem on the verso.

Ottó Titusz Bláthy (1860–1939) was a Hungarian electrical engineer, the co-inventor of the alternating current “ZBD” transformer in 1885 (ZBD comes from the initials of the inventor’s names: Károly Zipernowsky, Otto Bláthy and Miksa Déri), the coiner of the word “transformer”. He is also known as an author of chess problems, mostly in the field of moremovers.


Price: €250.00

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