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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

No diag

Mate in 2

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

1.2 Viktor I Kamensky

Schach, 1960

3Rb3/3s1p2/5R2/pQs5/P2kP3/3p3p/3p3B/1S1K1S2

Mate in 2

1.3 Don Smedley (v. David Shire)

The Problemist, 1974

1Q3S2/4P1s1/K1S2R2/2Pk4/p6r/1P2BPb1/3rB1pq/8

Mate in 2

2.1 T C Henriksen

Tidskrift för Schack, 1915

7Q/4Kp1p/5r1r/pR3ps1/B6p/1Pk1Sb2/3R4/5S2

Mate in 3

2.2 S Krelenbaum

7th Comm., BCF Ty. No. 026, 1937-1938

3R1rs1/1K2b1pq/5p2/1P3S1r/4PB2/1BkSp2p/RpPp4/3s4

Mate in 3

3.1 V and M Platov

Rech, 1909

3K3k/p7/7P/3S1P2/1B6/6q1/8/8

White to play and win

3.2 A Maksimovskikh & A Shupletsov

2nd HM., Suomen Shakki, 1985-1986

7k/4R1p1/5P2/8/q4BP1/4P1r1/2s2K2/8

White to play and win

4.1

No diag

Helpmate in 3; 3 solutions

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

4.2

No diag

Helpmate in 5; 2 solutions

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

5.1

No diag

Mate in 4

This problem was original and unpublished and so can't be reproduced here until after it has been published.

5.2 Leonid Lyubashevsky & Leonid Makaronets

Mat Plus, 2008

2K1S3/2pQ4/1Pp5/1rPRp2s/1sb1kb2/2p1p2P/1q2p1P1/4S1B1

Mate in 4

6.1 Sven Trommler

3rd HM., Wola Gulowska, 1996

SRr5/1p1pBP2/bbP2R2/1k2qp2/3p4/P2Kp3/2B1P3/4Q3

Selfmate in 2

6.2 Sergey Bilik

Zadachi i Etyudy, 2009

5b2/3sp3/1pp1B1Sp/2P1p3/1B1ks2R/Pp4QS/1R1pP1P1/3K4

Selfmate in 4

 

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