13th January 2020

Selected by Michael McDowell

Otto Wurzburg

6th Prize, Pittsburg Gazette-Times Tourney, 1914

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Mate in 3

Otto Wurzburg had problem composition in his genes, being the nephew of the great William Shinkman. He was just as versatile as Shinkman, composing everything from lightweight Bohemians to full-blooded strategic problems.