Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Sam Loyd composed both of these examples. They're both really well known (except to Bowmann, who has no idea who Sam Loyd is ), so I'm not surprised that tournament players have used them for pre-arranged draws.
You are right, it looked familiar to me but didn't pay attention. Strange that the note about that game didn't mention it.
Sam Loyd is known for all sorts of puzzles, not just chess. The 15/16 game is probably the best known (15 little squares arranged in a 4x4 square, and you have to shift squares to put them in given sequence). Who hasn't played with that, probably more popular thanRubik's cube.