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The Final Problems and Solutions
Written by Brian Stephenson   

Note: In these solutions, those moves that were required are given in bold type. All else is given for the sake of completeness and for the interest of solvers. The symbol 'S' is used for knight and threats are given in parentheses.

1. Christopher J A Jones

Original

B7/8/2s4B/s2R4/1p1SkP2/4S2R/2P5/5K2

Mate in 2

2. Giovanni Prestigiacomo

5th HM., L'Italia Scacchistica, 1975

2bQ4/r6B/2p1p2R/4k1Sp/2P5/2P3r1/3B4/2S2Kb1

Mate in 2

3. Hilding Fröberg

Tidskrift för Schack, 1985

3bs2B/KPS3rB/pQ6/r2Sk3/6qP/p5P1/4b3/3RR1s1

Mate in 2

4. Christopher J A Jones

Original

1s6/3pp3/p1pP2p1/P1Pp2K1/S2k4/P2PRP2/2BR1p2/5S2

Mate in 3

5. Bernhard Schauer

Sächsische Zeitung, 1993 (version by BDS)

4S1s1/1p2pp1R/1P4bp/K1kB4/2P5/1pB5/1Ps1S3/8

Mate in 6

6. Attila Koranyi

4th Prize, Tipografia JT, 1984

8/5b2/7B/4bK2/6P1/7k/8/4S3

White to play and win

7. Frithiof Lindgren

Chemnitzer Tageblatt, 1925

4B3/4p2p/4P1sp/S4K1k/4Q3/r6s/p5S1/Rb2B2R

Selfmate in 2

8. Michael Keller

Magyar Sakkelet, 1983

8/1s1S4/r1p4R/R1PkBP2/s3S3/qp1P2pp/1p1pP2p/3B1Kbr

Selfmate in 4

9. Wichard von Alvensleben

Die Welt, 1994

8/b7/2B5/8/6s1/5S1p/b1K3pp/3RSrsk

Helpmate in 2: 2 solutions

10. Randolf Arnold

The Problemist, 2000

8/4p1b1/1p2Pkp1/4Rp2/3p1PB1/3KP3/4p3/r4q1b

Helpmate in 3: 2 solutions

 

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