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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. Marjan Kovacevic

1st Prize, diagrammes, 1991

2R1Ks1s/1S2Q3/p1SP4/P4R2/P1kp1p2/q4r2/1PP5/5b1B

Mate in 2

2. Miroslav Havel

Sachovy listy, 1902

SB6/2p1p1K1/B3k3/8/s4Q2/r1p1p3/b7/8

Mate in 3

3. A Sigurov

2/3 Place, Moscow Championship, 2012

7B/3S3Q/1PP1p3/3q1P2/R2p4/psk2P2/B1Pb4/1K1R4

Mate in 3

4. Lev Loshinski

4th Prize, Problem, 1962

3bB3/1Kp1k1S1/2P2Rp1/1P2ppP1/2p2p2/P6r/4Ps2/1bB2s2

Mate in 4

5. L Katsnelson & A Maksimovskikh

1st Sp. HM., Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1983

8/4P2p/8/3pr1p1/7k/4P2P/4KP2/2R5

White to play and win

6. Peter Gvozdjak

2nd Prize, Die Schwalbe, 2008

B3Rb2/R1B3p1/1S4p1/2k4b/3S4/K2pP3/PP1p3r/4Q3

Selfmate in 3

7. Leonid Makaronets

feenschach, 2012

2B1R2s/p3sp2/1R4p1/2QbkPS1/4Sr2/2P3B1/5pP1/5Kb1

Selfmate in 4

8. Marian Semrinec

Sachova Skladba, 2012

5bb1/6p1/8/8/2Rsk3/p4s2/K5Br/7r

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

 

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