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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 Herbert Grasemann

Die Neue Zeitung, 1951

4R2b/2Spr3/r7/1p6/3kS2Q/1PR5/3p2K1/B7

Mate in 2

1.2 Sven T Ceder

Schackvarlden, 1943

sKB2B1r/8/2R3Rr/2Skp3/2b1p3/b1Q2s2/8/8

Mate in 2

1.3 Alexander Pituk

Magyar Sakkelet, 1961

s7/R3B1PQ/1p5p/pp1K3s/bS3p2/2kBpSp1/P2r4/1R4b1

Mate in 2

2.1 Nikolai Dimitrov

1st Prize, Mat, 1978

8/2P3R1/qb1B2RK/1b3pp1/4P1pk/2r3p1/3pP1Qp/7s

Mate in 3

2.2 Frank W Wynne

The Chess Amateur, 1906

8/2B2p2/PPB2P1b/2k5/rp1S1p2/rPp2P2/P1p5/s1K3Q1

Mate in 3

3.1 Paul Heuäcker

1st Prize, Schack-Echo, 1964

7Q/3q4/3p3S/2p2s2/8/7k/8/6K1

White to play and win

3.2 Martin Minski

Original for Pat a Mat

S7/pkp5/1P6/2P5/P7/p2bP3/8/3K4

White to play and draw

4.1 Jozef Szöghy (v. BDS)

Comm., Problem, 1977-1978

8/3p4/1pR3K1/1p1k4/3bR3/4s3/5P1B/8

Helpmate in 2; 2 solutions

4.2 Randolf Arnold

Original for Die Schwalbe

4s1s1/4r1p1/3pqpKp/3rbp1p/3k1B2/8/5P2/8

Helpmate in 5; 1 solution

5.1 L Makaronets, M Marandiuk & N Nagnibida

1st Comm., StrateGems, 1999

6Q1/rb1p2KB/2P2P2/sSp2q2/r2PkP2/3Sbp2/P2RR3/5s2

Mate in 4

5.2 Mikhail Marandiuk

2nd Prize, Gordian-60 JT, 1997

3r1s2/5r1b/1P2p1PB/p1p2s2/P1Sk2p1/1PS2P2/P5P1/2R2BK1

Mate in 5

6.1 Baruch Lender

1st HM., The Problemist, 1983

1s3S2/b4s2/3PR3/5kp1/2P3p1/rP1R2B1/1p1Pprp1/qB2Kb2

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Bertil Gedda

3rd Prize, Northwest Chess, 1976-1979

7R/8/3p1p2/3B4/2Sp4/3P1sKb/8/2QR2sk

Selfmate in 4

 

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