Selection of studies composed by

Jean Charles August Fischer

(The Netherlands, Laren 9.12.1909 - 4.12.1939)

Dr. Jean Charles August Fischer worked as army doctor in Weert. As a composer, he showed enthusiasm but was a minor talent.

Of great importance was the study column in the weekly magzine "De Schaakwereld" that he ran from 1936 until his death.

It inspired many composers. He also wrote an introduction to "1234 modern endgame studies".

He judged several tourneys, despite the exigencies of his military duties.

A fatal fall from a motor vehicle led to a tragic end.

Emotional accounts of his funeral were published in Tijdschrift and Schaakwereld.

The 1965 Schakend Nederland study tourney was called the J.C.A. Fischer Memorial.


An obituary in Dutch you can read here.

Two books are referring to him:

Schaakvriend Jan Fischer


Inleiding tot de eindspelstudie  by Harrie Grondijs.


(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) ).