12th October 2020

Selected by Michael McDowell

Norman Littlewood

2nd HM, British Chess Magazine, 1954


Mate in 3

Norman Littlewood (1933-89) was a true chess all-rounder. As a player he finished second or joint second in four consecutive British Championships in the 1960s and represented England in two chess Olympiads, while as a composer he won the Brian Harley Award for three-movers in 1966. This elegantly constructed problem is a good example of his style.