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The Postal Round Problems and Solutions
Written by Brian Stephenson   

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. Threats are given in parentheses. All problems carry 5 points, distributed as indicated with the solutions.

1. Udo Degener

Troll, 2002

1Q6/2R2p1K/r1P5/pSkpP3/p1b5/3PP3/sBRSs3/6b1

Mate in 2

2. Roland Baier

2nd HM., Basler Nachrichten, 1975

2B3s1/8/1P1p4/R1bpk3/K3pr1B/2PPR1Ss/3PP2Q/8

Mate in 3

3. Virgil Nestorescu

10th Place, 2nd WCCT, 1980-1983

5Ks1/2S4B/1p3pS1/2P2k2/4p2P/2r3pP/1Bp2b2/5Q2

Mate in 3

4. Vaclav Tuzar

Svetozor, 1894

5S2/8/2pR4/p1P5/4k2P/7p/Pp1PB2P/1K6

Mate in 4

5. Norman Littlewood

1st HM., Shach-Echo TT, 1966

8/6b1/2s5/8/2skbK2/8/7B/1S4S1

White to play and draw

6. Yosef Retter

Variantim, 2001

8/2Q5/3KR2P/2P3pr/1R2SkPp/4rp1P/2p2P2/2Bb4

Selfmate in 3

7. Venelin Alaikov

feenschach, 2003

1S4B1/2B5/1p2Rp1b/S2k4/2R3P1/p1p1pp2/P1P1pp2/K3Qr2

Selfmate in 7

8. Ion Murarasu

feenschach, 2003

8/6b1/3rk3/6p1/8/1p6/sSq5/K7

Helpmate in 6; 2 solutions

 

 
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