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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 Sally & Tony Lewis

1st Prize, The Problemist, 2004

1Ks3Bs/1p1p4/1r1k4/Sb2R3/5B2/qp3Q2/1b6/3r4

Mate in 2

1.2 John M Rice

The Problemist, 2004

5R2/4P1p1/2SSBq1p/1KB5/1p2Pk1r/3P1p1P/3b4/6Q1

Mate in 2

1.3 1.3 Udo Degener

2nd Prize, Schach, 1994

K2R4/8/B5pB/2P1p3/pP1Sk2P/r2SP2Q/3sp1r1/1s3bb1

Mate in 2

2.1 Viktor Melnichenko &
Valentin Rudenko

4th Prize, The Problemist, 2004

2R5/7B/4p3/r1p1k1B1/2P1p1q1/r2R3P/1S1P1Pp1/4Q1K1

Mate in 3

2.2 Michael Keller &
Thorsten Zirkwitz

Sächsische Zeitung, 2001

8/2p1Sp2/2p5/1p1Bp2K/Qb2pkP1/5pS1/r1P2PsP/8

Mate in 3

3.1 Leonid Topko

Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1982

k4q2/8/PRP1P3/KP6/6b1/8/8/7R

White to play and win

3.2 Yochanan Afek

Journal, 2004

S2k4/pp6/8/8/1K6/3b1Bp1/S7/8

White to play and win

4.1 Michal Dragoun

The Problemist, 2004

b3Q2K/5P1B/8/3p4/R3qP2/3Pk3/7r/8

Helpmate in 2; 4 solutions

4.2 Valery Kopyl

4th HM., The Problemist, 2004

2s5/1p3r2/1p4kp/1K5p/2B1b2p/2p5/3r2q1/b2s4

Helpmate in 5½

5.1 Valery Shavirin

1st Prize=, The Problemist, 2004

1bB4K/qP1pP2b/2kp4/1RpSp3/P1P5/1P4ss/7r/6r1

Mate in 4

5.2 Alois Johandl

4th HM., The Problemist, 2004

1RK5/2p5/p2p4/k2p4/P1P2s1s/8/R2P3b/2B5

Mate in 7

6.1 V Surkov

1st HM., The Problemist, 2003-2004

1qSB4/1PQ2ppr/6bb/2p2k1p/1pB2p2/s1SK1pPP/r7/1s2R3

Selfmate in 3

6.2 Klaus Wenda

1st Prize, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1978

6Br/1p1rp1p1/1pb3PB/1Sps4/K1k1s2R/P7/8/Q2R4

Selfmate in 4

 

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