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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. Ralph H Bridgwater

1st Prize, Hampstead & Highgate Express, 1899

3sB1rS/p2PR2p/Rb4pk/3Q4/3B4/1p4S1/1Pp3P1/2K5

Mate in 2

2. Edward J Winter-Wood

1st Prize, Sheffield Independent, 1888

6B1/7Q/8/1pP1P3/3k2p1/2S3p1/6S1/K7

Mate in 3

3. Michael Herzberg

Magyar Sakkelet, 1988

8/8/2P4B/3PSb2/1SRppp2/p3k3/1bBp1pP1/rs1s1K2

Mate in 3

4. Hans Ott

National-Zeitung, 1951 (v)

7b/K1p1B3/2k1PP2/pp1ppQp1/2P5/2p5/8/3sr2s

Mate in 4

5. Nikolai Kralin

1st Prize, Uralsky Problemist, 2006

5B2/8/P5P1/7R/4ksK1/8/5P2/4sr2

White to play and draw

6. Cyril G Rains

The Problemist, 1969

S3b1B1/3k4/4p3/2B1p3/4P2Q/3P3p/1R3Rpr/6K1

Selfmate in 3

7. Yakov Vladimirov

3-4 Place, Moscow Championship, 2006

4B3/2Q5/1S1pS1p1/3P4/4kP2/7P/Pp1B1R2/bK5b

Selfmate in 4

8. Chris Feather & Boris Shorokhov

Shakmnatna misl, 2006

5r1s/5p2/1p2pP2/1P1p4/S7/k6p/S3s2P/7K

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

 

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