Some studies of about 140 composed by

Evgenij Nikolaevich Somov Nasimovich

(Russia, 15.4.1910 - 22.7.1944)

Evgeni Nikolayevich Somow (Russian Евгений Николаевич Сомов; * 15 April 1910, † July 22, 1944 in Kazan) was a Russian chess composer.
In the early 1930s, he took the double name Somov-Nassimovich.
Since 1926 Somow has composed more then one hundred chess studies.
Somow was the son of the Author Nikolai Fyodorovich Nassimovich, who wrote under the pseudonym Chuzhak (Russian for foreigners), and the Bolshevikin Nina Ivanovna Somowa. Somow's brother Mikhail died already at the age of ten in the time of the Russian Civil War.
Somow worked as a corrector. In the 1940s he worked in the Dukat cigarette factory in Moscow, where he was arrested on 28 February 1943.
On May 19, 1943 , Somow was sent to a psychiatric hospital in the Tatarstan capital of Kazan for "Anti-Soviet and counterrevolutionary propaganda and agitation" under Article 58.10 of the RSFSR Criminal Code, according to a Tatarstan memorandum on 22 July he died in 1942 ?. His works have been preserved. 
Historians nevertheless assume that Somow became a victim of Stalinist repression.
SOURCE: "The Art of the Study of Chess" - T.IV (Former Soviet Union)
Author: Zoilo R. Caputto- Bs.As. (Argentina) - 1996
- More information on Russian ChessPro.
On YouTube one of his studies is presented and ...


(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) )

Studies selected and some corrected by Peter Krug: