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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. Derk H Brummelman

2nd Prize, Tijdschrift vd KNSB, 1958

1q6/4p1B1/1pB5/Q7/5Rp1/rSp1kP1b/P1P1p1s1/2K1R1bS

Mate in 2

2. Valery Shavirin

2nd Prize, Freie Presse, 2002

2b1K3/2RpB3/3P3p/3p3r/3k4/4SR2/1S3PQb/1B4r1

Mate in 3

3. Miroslav Havel

Slovensky narod, 1926

7s/3p4/1Q3pp1/3k4/3P2p1/8/2B3K1/4S3

Mate in 3

4. Fedor Davidenko

1/2 Prize, 64, 2001

s4b1q/3Kpp1p/1p2p1p1/4p1k1/3P2P1/3P4/5RRQ/8

Mate in 4

5. Jean-Claude Letzelter

Échecs Artistiques et Humoristiques, 1990

3B4/3P4/3P2Pp/1B6/b5P1/5k1P/3P1p1P/7K

White to play and win

6. Yuri Gorbatenko

3rd Prize, Bron MT, 1999

8/8/b4s1B/1r6/2S2P1R/1p3kpp/4Rp1P/1Q3K2

Selfmate in 3

7. Pavlos Moutecidis & Saturnin Limbach

1st HM., Gazeta Czestochowska, 1985

8/8/Q7/1r3Sp1/1p2S1P1/bR6/3P2p1/3K1krb

Selfmate in 7

8. A Sachse

4th HM., Schach, 2002-2003 (version)

b3k3/8/8/8/5p1p/pp3p2/rpsb1p1R/1K6

Helpmate in 7; 2 solutions

 

 
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