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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 Marcel Segers

Problemas, 1999

5R1S/1Bb3S1/6R1/q3k2p/1PPp2b1/8/6QK/4r2s

Mate in 2

1.2 Charles E Kemp

Western Daily Mercury, 1919

8/4S2p/2ps4/1p3pPR/1p1B1k2/1KpQ1PpP/2P3s1/5R2

Mate in 2

1.3 Udo Degener

2nd Prize, Thema Danicum, 1993

4K3/1pS4B/bQ2p2s/2P5/1bkP3R/1p3R2/SP6/3rq1Bs

Mate in 2

2.1 Josef Svejda (v. BDS)

Ceske listy sachove, 1896

3r2b1/2pp2P1/4pk1P/2B1S2Q/r7/s3Pp2/3P3s/3K4

Mate in 3

2.2 N Gambin

El Ajedrez Espanol, 1962-1964

5B2/r1r2pRR/1qBp1k1S/1S2bP2/QP3p2/4PP2/8/1K6

Mate in 3

3.1 A Zinchuk

7th Place, USSR Championship, 1983

3k3K/4r3/8/4PPQ1/8/5r2/1b2S3/8

White to play and win

3.2 Jens Kristiansen

Problem-skak, 2008

rs1K4/1k1B3R/p7/4p3/1qP1P3/1S6/8/8

White to play and win

4.1 Anders Uddgren (v. BDS)

2nd HM., Springaren, 1988

Kb4Sr/1r5R/s4pk1/s1p2p2/2p4B/5S2/8/7b

Helpmate in 2; 2 solutions

4.2 Mirko Degenkolbe & Franz Pachl

1st HM., StrateGems, 2004

3b4/8/1q2pp2/p3Ps2/P2kp2p/2S5/2P1pKp1/5b2

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

5.1 Aleksandr Galitzky

Shakhmatnoe obozrenie, 1902

7s/5p2/2BS1Ppp/6Pb/5pk1/3K1R2/2P5/4B3

Mate in 4

5.2 Brian Stephenson (after Leonid Kubbel)

The Problemist, 2013

8/b1S3pp/1p4p1/1Pp2pR1/2k1P3/1Rp1P3/1PP5/1K6

Mate in 4

6.1 Milos Tomasevic

3rd HM., feenschach, 1984

8/8/6pp/sp1SB1bq/br2S2p/3kPB2/1pR2pp1/1R1KQ1r1

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Camillo Gamnitzer

Schach, 2012

r1b1KR2/p1p2P1p/2Pk1b1Q/5P2/P2BP3/1pRp1p2/2SpP3/2q5

Selfmate in 6

 

 
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