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The Final 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 and 'S' is used for knight. All problems carried 5 points, distributed as indicated with the solutions.

1.1 Viktor Chepizhni

3rd HM., Shakhmatnaya kompozitsiya, 1997

b4bq1/S5S1/6s1/Q1P1P2R/2PkP2p/3P4/3B4/K2s1B2

Mate in 2

1.2 Efren Petite &
Christopher Reeves

The Problemist, 2008 (v)

3B3r/2PQ1b2/KSR3r1/3p1Bpq/3P1k2/5PSs/6PP/4R3

Mate in 2

1.3 William H Reilly

Manchester City News, 1918

2Kb1R2/p3p3/2QB1s2/r1PR3S/4k3/pSP1p3/B3p1P1/4rs2

Mate in 2

2.1 E Williams (version by PSV)

Sunday Chronicle, 1945

sb1R2S1/2p5/Rp2kpKp/6p1/2b1P1P1/3p1S2/3P3P/B2B4

Mate in 3

2.2 B N Lewis

Sunday Chronicle, 1944

1K4bb/3p1p1q/3B1P1p/pP1kp3/p3S3/rp3QpP/1P6/5B2

Mate in 3

3.1 Yuri Bazlov

5th Prize, Olympiev JT, 1997

1R6/1P6/8/3B2q1/K7/ps6/7B/1k6

White to play and win

3.2 V Sabinin

3rd Prize, Odessa Ty., 1983

2b5/1S6/P7/1P1r4/ppk5/8/1KP5/8

White to play and draw

4.1 Roman Fedorovich &
Ivan Soroka

4th Comm., Ivunin-50 JT, 1997

8/4b1pp/2Rpq3/5k2/2p1S1S1/2r4B/8/rQ2K3

Helpmate in 2; 2 solutions

4.2 Zdenek Meergans

Comm., Sachova skladba, 1987

1s6/5ppq/3k3b/2S5/4r1p1/2K5/2s3r1/4Sb2

Helpmate in 4: 3 solutions

5.1 Valery Shavirin

4th Place, 14th Team Championship of Russia, 2001

2K1RRB1/7p/2p2Sp1/5k2/4Sp2/8/5P1P/4s1rr

Mate in 4

5.2 Hans Vetter

Manchester Guardian, 1952

4bB2/3SSk1P/4p3/2P5/8/q4B1K/1b6/1r3R2

Mate in 5

6.1 Viacheslav Kopaev

2nd Prize, Lebedkin MT, 1996

1S1B3b/q1PpPBr1/bs1k3p/6P1/p1PKppQ1/4rp2/3s4/8

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Udo Degener

1st HM., US Problem Bulletin, 1993

6s1/3SpBP1/4R2P/1pSkB2R/1p3P1p/1PpP1p2/2p2b2/1bK1s2r

Selfmate in 5

 

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