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This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.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

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This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.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

Magyar Sakkvilag, 1930

Bbq1r3/B4R1Q/7p/3rpS2/2P4P/2S1Pk1K/2P3R1/8

Mate in 2

2.1 Nikolai Glinskikh

Schach, 1997

1s4KQ/8/2pPppP1/2B1k2P/b2SP1R1/5ppr/2P2r2/1B4s1

Mate in 3

2.2 György Bakcsi

Sakkelet, 1998

s7/B2p3K/2PP3R/1P1k1p2/3S1P1p/1P1RpP2/3r4/4sbbQ

Mate in 3

3.1 L I Katsnelson & A P Maximovskikh

2nd Prize, Magadanskaya Pravda, 1986

4k3/3pP1R1/8/2P2p2/8/2p1Kpp1/8/8

White to play and win

3.2 Mario Matous

4th Prize, Chervony Girnik, 1984

k3q3/3N4/1P5p/8/8/3B3K/8/2B5

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This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.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

1st Prize, Vasilevsky-115 JT, 2011

8/3p2K1/1rs1p1p1/1p1p2r1/2p2p2/b1SPP3/3k4/7b

Helpmate in 4; 3 solutions

5.1 Friedrich Binder

Springaren, 1993

3R3S/2P1k1p1/b4b2/1P1Bp1r1/2SP2rB/p4p2/2K3p1/6sq

Mate in 4

5.2 Valery Kopyl

Problemist Ukrainy, 2011

8/1sKSS2p/p4p1r/2pP2pP/r3k3/p2pP3/3R2pP/3B2B1

Mate in 5

6.1 Yuri Berezhnoi (v. BDS)

Stella Polaris, 1966

8/8/5p1p/2p2Ppr/2P3Pp/5RsK/2Q2BSP/5k1b

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Carl Eckardt

Humour Prize, Die Schwalbe, 1928

5R2/8/2PB1bp1/2PK1k2/2BPpPpP/6P1/QS1P4/4q2b

Selfmate in 5

 

 
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