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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. Joel Fridlizius

4th Prize, Sporten, 1893

6B1/2Q5/1p6/qPSS3K/3k2p1/P7/1p2PP2/1s1b4

Mate in 2

2. Josef Holzman

Sachove listy, 1900

Kb6/2p3p1/6Qp/2kp3r/PSSRP2p/3p4/1P6/8

Mate in 3

3. Franz Pachl & Hermann Weissauer

4th Prize, Sachsische Zeitung, 2004

2s2R2/1pbS4/1p6/1BB2RPp/4kP2/r3P1Q1/p1P1p3/Kb1s1q2

Mate in 3

4. Valentin F Rudenko

3rd Place, Dniepropetrovsk Thessaloniki, 2004-2005

8/2K3b1/6Pp/S2Sp3/1PR1P3/1p1kPp2/sR4pQ/2s2br1

Mate in 4

5. Enrico Paoli

54 Studi Scacchistici (1947-1957), 1959

1b6/8/P6P/5k1P/8/3P4/5P2/K2s4

White to play and win

6. Mikhail Marandiuk

3rd Prize, Chepizhni-70 JT, 2004

7B/1PP5/2K3B1/1p2Q1Rb/Rpk2p2/Pq3p2/rrp4b/2S2S2

Selfmate in 3

7. Camillo Gamnitzer

feenschach, 2005

8/QB6/4R3/1PS1S1Rp/1p1k3b/Pp2ppp1/pP2Pp2/2K1sr2

Selfmate in 4

8. Rupert J Wood

feenschach, 2005

2k4S/5p1p/2p4p/8/7K/8/6pp/7r

Helpmate in 6; 2 solutions

 

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