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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

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This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.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

1st Prize, Good Companions (February), 1915

2S5/5B1R/3p1k2/4q3/7P/4R1Sp/p2s3P/Q5BK

Mate in 2

1.3 Lars Larsen

2nd HM., BCF Ty. No. 128, 1971-1972

8/6sS/2PP1R2/1Bpk1p1p/1P2S3/2BpQ3/KPP2p1q/4s3

Mate in 2

2.1 Thomas C D Ricketts

4th Prize, BCF Ty. No. 117, 1967-1968

4s2r/4p2s/p3Sp2/K3pk1P/4RBp1/3p1p2/B3P3/4Q3

Mate in 3

2.2 Valery M Shavirin

Freie Presse, 2000

s4bQ1/6p1/5p2/7p/3RpP1s/4Pk1P/K1p1S1pR/2S3B1

Mate in 3

3.1 Alexey Troitzky

L'Échiquier, 1930

1q6/2b2p1p/7k/8/1p1Q4/8/1K3B2/8

White to play and win

3.2 Sumbatyan, K

64, 2003

3q4/6K1/5R2/4p2P/3b3B/5R2/5pk1/8

White to play and win

4.1

No diag

Helpmate in 2

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

4.2

No diag

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

5.1 Johann N Berger

Neue Berline Schachzeitung, 1866-1867

8/2s5/1S2s3/2p1k2p/2Q5/8/5R2/b2B3K

Mate in 4

5.2 Alessandro Cuppini

1st Prize, Kozatska Shakhinitsya, 2004

1b4Qs/2qp1p2/3P1PsS/8/1Rb2P2/r4kp1/3PRpS1/5B1K

Mate in 4

6.1 John Rice

Original for WCBCSC

8/8/5r2/1pB3sq/2b5/3k1B1S/3p4/Q2K4

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Valery Kopyl & Gennady Kozyura

1st Prize, Borodavkin-40 JT, 2010

3B4/2PP1P2/R1p2S2/P1k5/2B5/2PQp3/1PP1P2p/3K2Sr

Selfmate in 5

 

 
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