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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. Leopold M Szwedowski

South African Chess Player, 1960

3qS3/PQp5/p2p4/rb1p2p1/r2BkPB1/p4R2/3RPp2/Ks1Sb3

Mate in 2

2. Zdenek Mach

Tidskrift för Schack, 1896

1q6/ppb1p3/8/3Q1p2/1p1B1k2/3PpS1P/6P1/1K6

Mate in 3

3. Mubariz Safarov

3rd Comm., Die Schwalbe, 2004

KSs3b1/pSp1b3/1kp1q2r/R1p1p1r1/2p1P3/4BBQ1/2P2P1R/8

Mate in 3

4. V I Melnichenko & V F Rudenko

1st HM.=, Shakhmatnaya kompozitsiya, 2004

q2s4/s7/1ppSp3/1p1p1b2/pBP1P3/K2k1B2/3PS3/2R5

Mate in 4

5. Nikolai Kralin & Lev Sokolenko

1st Prize, Thèmes-64, 1983

3k4/1pS5/8/2p5/K3R3/1p6/P7/1r6

White to play and win

6. Aleksandr Feoktistov

1st Prize, Uralski Problemist, 1996

7k/7P/6Q1/8/P1pR4/2B1pBpr/3pK1pp/3R1srq

Selfmate in 3

7. Gennady Kozyura

2nd Prize, Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 2006

B7/1r3p1p/5S2/K7/P4B1P/2Qs1kP1/7R/4RS2

Selfmate in 6

8. Zoltan Laborczi

3rd Comm., Die Schwalbe, 2004

8/8/8/8/4p2p/4p1pP/4P2p/4KB1k

Helpmate in 5; 2 solutions

 

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