Selection out of more than 50 studies composed by

Johannes H.C. Fontein

(The Netherlands, 13.11.1912 - ?)

Little is known about this composer who lived possibly around the city of Rotterdam harbour area Katendrecht.


He published as the Chinese Tchen I Fijno, an anagram of his name.

De Feijter of Tijdschrift believed that he lived in Katendrecht, a harbour district of Rotterdam.

Selman wrote in De Schaakwereld that Tschen I Fijno had wisely returned to his homeland, before World war II started.

(Info taken: Endgame study composing in the Netherlands and Flanders by Jan van Reek and Henk van Donk)


As seen below he specialized on Pawns only studies. 


(His studies with more exact dates, possible corrections and exact details about sources can be found in the

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

More studies can be replayed of this composer at this page:

 Johannes Fontein studies page-2

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