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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. Don Smedley

1st Prize, McWilliam Ty., 1954

5bK1/1p1Bp3/4S3/1R2pPQS/R1b1k3/2Prs1p1/2p1P1r1/2q5

Mate in 2

2. I Soroka, E Gavrilov & V Udartsev

Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1991

B1Q5/2S2p2/PRK2p2/2p1p2b/1pkP1rrR/P2S3s/qpPBPP1b/8

Mate in 3

3. Percy F Blake

Football Field, 1904

rb1s3q/pp1B1Ppp/6b1/pQ1P4/4kP2/1P1pB3/8/3S1K2

Mate in 3

4. Ryszard Rusiecki

Schach Magasin, ????

5b2/r4s2/b5p1/2pP1kp1/6Sp/4PP2/p4Q2/s6K

Mate in 4

5. Josef Hasek

Revista Romana de Sah, 1929

7B/8/4p2P/8/2p2K1p/8/p5k1/8

White to play and win

6. Waldemar Tura

1/2 Prize, Thèmes-64, 1986

4Rb2/pS2pPp1/qp2K1p1/pS2P3/2k5/1R3B2/P3p1Qr/B7

Selfmate in 3

7. Udo Degener & Torsten Linss

1st HM., Rusek-75 JT, 1986

1B5b/p3Q2p/2BSp2P/2p1k1PK/r1p1p3/p7/3RS1p1/7b

Selfmate in 6

8. V Frigin

2nd HM., Probleemblad, 1985

8/1s2K3/3r2p1/8/3b4/4p3/4k3/4B3

Helpmate in 6; 2 solutions

 

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