A few studies composed by

George Page

(Scotland, 27.10.1890 - 26.6.1953)

The following information and the picture are taken from this article with more information about him, from Chess Scotland.


Associated with both the Edinburgh Chess Club and the Civil Service Chess Club (Edinburgh).

He was champion of the former club many times, including the consecutive years 1933-41.

He was also the Edinburgh CC team that won the Richardson Cup in the years 1920-24.

From 1925 onwards, Page would help the Civil Service CC in their matches, and he was a member of their team that won the Richardson Cup 1939.

He won the Scottish Championship in 1925, and played on the Scottish team at the Olympiads at Folkestone 1933 and Stockholm 1937.

Mr Page, who edited a chess column in the Weekly Scotsman from 1926-1939, was also a noted chess problem composer.

In 1952 he was made a Companion of the Imperial Service Order, an award given to retiring staff of the Civil Service who had given long and meritorious service.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))


The second study had a cook, whereas Mario Garcia created a correction by putting an extra black pawn at e7 in the 3rd study. 

But is that last position legal?

Is the following position legal?

Is possible to get this by a legal chessgame?

Yes, The white pawn at e6, could have captured a black rook.

White has 3 pawns (a, b, c) and a Knight and two Rooks which can be captured (pawn h2 not)

This is just enough for all the black pawns to switch lines.

The white a-pawn needs to do a promotion as well to get this all possible.

Finally a white knight has jumped to f8 to capture the black-colored bishop.