Archive 2000-2001 The Final Problems and Solutions
 
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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.

1.1 Miroslav Havel

Narodni listy, 1900 (v. by BDS)

4S3/1K3B2/Qp3S2/3s1k2/5B2/4p1s1/6P1/1b3R2

Mate in 2

1.2 Baruch Lender

Palestine Post, 1949 (v. by BDS)

6R1/1Q3s2/8/2R2SPk/2b2Bp1/3rp2P/2B1S3/4bK2

Mate in 2

1.3 Ottavio Stocchi

La Settimana Enigmistica, 1932

4S3/Q3P3/1rP3K1/RPk2PR1/1S1pqp2/PP1p4/8/8

Mate in 2

2.1 Vaclav Cisar

1st Prize, Armeeblatt, 1905

4Kb2/4SP1p/1p1pk2r/1R1Sr1p1/Q1B2p2/7P/3P4/8

Mate in 3

1.Sg8!
        [2.Qc2         (3.Sc7,Sxf4#)
                 Rxd5   3.Qe4#]

1...Rxd5 2.Bxd5+ Kf5,
                 Ke5    3.Qe4#
1...Rxh3 2.Sxf4+ Kf5+   3.Be6#
1...Bg7  2.Qa8         (3.Qc8#)
                 Rxd5   3.Qxd5#
                 R else 3.Sc7,Sxf4#
                 Kf5+   3.Sde7#
1...Kf5+ 2.Sde7+ Bxe7   3.Qc2#
                 Ke4    3.Be2#
1...Rg6  2.Qc2         (3.Sc7,Sxf4#)
                 Rxd5   3.Qe4#
                 Rxg8   3.fxg8=Q#
	

2.2 Avenir Popandopulo

2nd Prize, RSFSR, 1963 (v. by BDS)

2K5/2Sp4/1pkp3S/1rpr3B/1R1B4/1P3pb1/2P3b1/6s1

Mate in 6

3.1 V Kolpakov

1st HM., Buletin Problemistic, 1996-1997

8/3RP1bP/7k/4S3/8/p4r2/5p2/K7

White to play and win

4.1 Vladimir Rychkov

4/5 Place, 14th. USSR Championship, 1992

8/8/1Q4S1/p6b/4S3/pP1k1B1r/qp1p1B2/rs1K2s1

Selfmate in 2

4.2 Franz Felber

Schach, 2000

1Q1Bb3/p2P1p2/P7/5p2/RK1k4/PB1SRpSq/2P2Ppp/8

Selfmate in 4

5.1 Valery Semenenko

Sp. Prize, Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 1999

8/4k3/4p3/B1Rss3/B7/8/5b2/K7

Helpmate in 2; (b) bKe7 -> e2

5.2 M Henrych

Sachove skladba, 1991

8/5B2/8/2r2k2/3Bp3/K7/2q5/8

Helpmate in 4: 2 solutions

 

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