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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 Norris Easter

Chess, 1939

B3s3/Q1p2p2/1r5B/5PKP/6pr/1SP1kp1b/2R2b2/2S5

Mate in 2

1.2 Herbert Ahues

Schach, 1998

4S3/1p1s4/sp5R/rk6/prp1p2K/P1RPB1p1/3S2Bb/3b4

Mate in 2

1.3 Laszlo Lindner

Jerusalem Post, 1993

r2bR2S/2pP1Sp1/1pQ1BkP1/8/6RK/B1p1prPP/s3Pp1p/7q

Mate in 2

2.1 Jan Hannelius

4th Prize, Die Schwalbe, 1984

2s5/4pS2/P1Q1Ks1p/2b1pp1r/1pPkr3/4pp2/2R1R3/1BS5

Mate in 3

2.2 Ivan Soroka

1st Prize, Probleemblad, 1985

K7/Q3RB2/p2p1Pp1/3pp3/1PpSk1r1/5R2/4P3/b2r1s1s

Mate in 4

3.1 A Manvelyan

Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 2001

1K6/1Pr5/kpp5/p7/Sb5B/7B/3p4/8

White to play and win

4.1 R Zalokotski

Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 1999

4r3/p7/1B4p1/5p2/3s1SQb/2Rqk3/1s3SP1/4Kbr1

Selfmate in 2

4.2 Vladimir Rychkov

1/2 Prize, Kaiev MT, 1991

8/p4B2/5S1p/qp3k1S/1p5K/2R1RpBp/1Qp4r/6s1

Selfmate in 4

5.1 Josef Kupper

The Problemist, 2002

1q4Rr/B6p/5p2/3s4/5k1p/3B3P/8/K7

Helpmate in 2: 3 solutions

5.2 Gennady Kozyura &
Yuri Gordian

The Problemist, 2002

1sk5/3s4/2b2b2/7p/p1PppP2/p3p1pP/2P1pRr1/1K3B2

Helpmate in 4; (b) bSd7->d8

 

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