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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. Udo Degener

2nd Prize, Schach-Aktiv, 1985

1BS1q2s/1BK1p1s1/1R2p3/2p1k1P1/3p1SP1/2rP2P1/4p3/5b2

Mate in 2

2. Jozsef Szoghy

British Chess Magazine, 1934

K3S1B1/p2pps2/2p1rPS1/2pkp3/r2q1PQ1/1P1s1P2/8/1bRR2B1

Mate in 2

3. Alex Goldstein

The Problemist, 1980

5b2/r7/3P3r/1RBp3b/1P1S4/p1kSPp2/B1P2K2/3R4

Mate in 3

4. Roland Lecomte

1st HM., SVTVS, 1954

1sk5/p2p1K2/b1p2B1S/1p6/1PP5/8/2P3pQ/8

Mate in 6

5. Josef Hasek

28 Rijen, 1924

8/4kB2/5p2/3P1rBp/8/4PP2/5K2/8

White to play and win

6. William A Shinkman

British Chess Magazine, 1896

8/7b/1p4pB/1p4Q1/1p6/1K6/PP3p2/2SkbR2

Selfmate in 2

7. Frank Richter

Prize, Harmonie, 1992-1994

8/8/p5p1/R2P3q/QBk2p1p/p1Pp1b2/p3P3/K1R1S3

Selfmate in 4

8. Dieter Muller

1st Place, Match: Bavaria - Saxony, 1995-1998

2Rs4/1p6/4k3/5b2/2ppBs2/2p2p2/8/7K

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

 
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