Selection out of almost 400 studies composed by

Richard Becker

(USA, 29.4.1959)

Richard Becker, is the leading study composer of the USA, born April 29, 1959 and has lived since 1974 in the state of Oregon, where
he has learned the chess game from his father. In 1977 he won the Junior Championship of Oregon and in 1986 the Oregon City Open.
This, although he has never dealt with openings, but it his time with the composing endgame studies to spend.
Richard Becker started with the publication of studies in the early 80s and composes to this day as successful participants in many composition tournaments. He loves studies with few figures and much interesting content. He also composes problems.
He is the editor of the American problem magazine "StrateGems".
Because of his predilection for mathematics, Richard Becker studied engineering sciences without finishing it.

Today, he works in the air industry. 

Source: SSZ 2016.

He is Grand Master of the FIDE for chess composition since 2017.

He is International Master of the FIDE for chess composition since 2012.

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

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) )