One study composed by

Otto B. Wurzburg

(USA, 10.7.1875 - 19.10.1951)

He was mainly a Problem composer.

More about him can be found at many website like ChesscomposerBlogspot and German Wikipedia.

From page 267 of the December 1918 American Chess Bulletin:

From Strategems Magazine (4/1998) by E. Holladay:

Otto Wurzburg was one of several great U.S. composers this century has produced. In writing about Wurzburg’s problems in A Sketchbook of American Chess Problematists
in 1942, Alain White said: …“sharply pointed keys, brilliant sacrifices, mastery of difficult combinations, originality of ideas, quiet play and beauty of mate, and astonishing economy
of means, all these abound in his delightful works.” Robin C.O. Matthews, writing in The Problemist in England in 1973, said: “In perfection of constructional technique Otto Wurzburg has had few if any equals.” It is perhaps
this constructional technique which most helps to place Wurzburg’s work above that of so many other composers.
Otto Wurzburg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July 10, 1875, and worked for over fifty years as a member of the Post Office Department in Grand Rapids. He was
taught chess at an early age by his uncle William A Shinkman, who, as many readers know, was another of America’s great composers.
Wurzburg’s daughter, Mrs. Russell Perry, remembers regular Sunday trips to Shinkman’s home, where the two composers would retire to the library for not-to-be-disturbed sessions with
the chessmen.

In addition to his composing activities, Wurzburg for a time ran the problem section in The Chess Review and was chess editor of the Grand Rapids Herald during 1933-36. Another
of his interests was cards, especially bridge. It was during a card game with his son, daughter and son-in-law that he died suddenly, on October 19, 1951.


(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) ).