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The Final Problem 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

No diag

Mate in 2

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

1.2

no diag

Mate in 2

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

1.3

No diag

Mate in 2

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

2.1 Lasislav Cimburek

Casopis Ceskoslovensky sachistu, 1907

8/s4s1S/b1pp2pb/3P1p2/5k2/2Bp4/7K/3Q4

Mate in 3

2.2 Dieter Kutzborski

Tagesspiegel, 1994

6bb/K2Spr2/2p4B/2Qp3R/2pPkPBp/8/4P3/3S1s1q

Mate in 3

3.1 Vladislav Tarasiuk

Ukraine Album, 2005

2B5/8/2p1P3/3kpKS1/6s1/8/8/3b4

White to play and win

3.2 Pauli Perkonoja

Suomen Shakki, 2004

8/sR5S/4Ppp1/5P1p/8/K5b1/4p3/3k4

White to play and win

4.1 J M Kapros & J J Lois

Comm., Poltava-825 JT, 1999

1r6/2r3QK/6ps/3P3q/2k5/2b5/1pb5/1sRR4

Helpmate in 2; 2 solutions

4.2 Marko Klasinc

Original for WCBCSC

8/2p5/2p2S2/8/3Kbk2/q7/8/8

Helpmate in 6: (b) bQa3->e8

5.1 Mikhail Marandiuk

1st Prize, Shavirin-50 JT, 2003

4R2B/2KB4/S1P5/3k1PpS/ppp2PPp/8/r4p1P/4ss2

Mate in 4

5.2 Michael Herzberg

Die Welt, 2001

1s2B2S/1pK3pp/p3p1p1/s1S1PkP1/2PP1p1Q/B2b4/5P2/3rbq2

Mate in 5

6.1 Michel Caillaud

diagrammes, 1991

b2R4/PS3p2/2kP1p2/2p2P2/2SpKP2/1Q1P4/1P6/8

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Marcel Tribowski

Schach-Aktiv, 1992

4B3/2R3pP/1R2PpPr/Qp1k1K2/1B3PS1/sPpp4/2qrS3/1b6

Selfmate in 5

 

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