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The Junior Postal Round
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. G J Slater

Detroit Free Press, 1890

6R1/4K2s/3B4/3k4/Q4p2/sP2b3/6S1/8

Mate in 2

2. Henri Weenink

Bristol Times and Mirror, 1931

b7/2p1r3/1b2Q3/p2p4/p5r1/3k4/2R3B1/B2K1S2

Mate in 2

3. Erich Zepler

2nd Prize, Bad Kissingen, 1928

6B1/3rr3/Q3p3/p1pk4/5B2/3K3p/8/8

Mate in 3

4. Aleksandr Kalinin

64, 1991

k7/3p4/K2B4/8/8/S2R4/6P1/6r1

Mate in 4

5. A. A. Troitzky & L. I. Kubbel

2nd Prize, Ceskoslovensky sach, 1936

S7/p7/8/q1p5/1p6/k7/8/1K1Q4

White to play and win

6. David J. Shire

3rd Comm., Phénix, 1993

K7/7b/k3P2R/p7/8/3P4/8/4rB2

Helpmate in 2; 2 solutions

 
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