Archive 2000-2001 The Postal Round Problems and Solutions
 
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The Postal Round 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. John M Rice

original

4R2K/6S1/8/1Bp3Rp/3k3r/1P3b2/2PP4/b7

Mate in 2

2. Eric E Westbury

Birmingham Daily Post, 1923

b7/1B6/1r3Rp1/1r4p1/1p1PqB1b/1R2Pk1P/2Q5/2K5

Mate in 2

3. Josef Moravec

4th HM., Casopis ceskych sachistu, 1907

8/b2p4/8/7s/3k1sR1/BQ1S1p2/8/3K4

Mate in 3

4. Axel Akerblom

2nd Prize, Tidskrift för Schack, 1952

7B/1s6/2r5/sR2p1pS/r2pp2p/b2pkB1S/4b3/4QR1K

Mate in 3

5. Yakov G Vladimirov

2/3 Place, USSR Team Championship, 1990

2r5/b3pS2/8/2pp1P1R/b1P2k1p/1P3P1R/3P3P/2K1B2S

Mate in 5

6. Laszlo Apro

1st Prize, Tovaris, 1968

1Q6/2pp1B2/q4s2/r3Bk2/2pR2SP/2PP4/p5PP/r1b4K

Selfmate in 2

7. Friedrich Chlubna

Schach-Echo, 1974

1R6/Q7/2k1B3/BS3S2/p7/Pp3P2/qrpP4/1bK5

Selfmate in 5

8. William A Shinkman

Source? (colours reflected)

K7/8/8/1PR5/2s1skB1/8/8/8

Helpmate in 4

 

 
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