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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. Andrey Lobusov

Chess in Australia, 1987

1B1RSb2/1S6/r4p2/2p2Rp1/2PPk3/2p2p1B/2P2Q1s/1s2K3

Mate in 2

2. Sam Loyd

3rd Prize Set, 5th American Chess Congress, 1880

8/1b3P2/3p1R2/3k4/3SpB2/3pQ2B/K7/8

Mate in 3

3. A Oreshin

1st Prize, Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1956

q1sr1B2/2R5/4k3/p1QS2Pp/6rS/4K1bB/8/4R3

Mate in 3

4. Camillo Gamnitzer

Schach, 2000

K1R5/5p2/1p3p1s/bp3s2/1k1ppQ2/1P1pP3/3SB3/2B4b

Mate in 4

5. Leonid I Kubbel

150 Endspielstudien, 1925

3b4/8/1Pp1P1P1/2Pkp3/6b1/2pKP3/2P5/8

White to play and win

6. E Fomichev & Y Gordian

Prize, All-Russian Ty., 1992

5SB1/2pP4/p1K1p2R/bpP3s1/1r1QrkPR/4pbp1/2P2pq1/2B2S2

Selfmate in 3

7. Andrey Azhusin

2nd Prize, Moscow Ty., 1997

4Q1K1/3PP3/R1p1k2P/3r2R1/p1B5/P5P1/1B6/8

Selfmate in 6

8. M Kolesnyk & V Vinokurov

Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 2008

3sr3/6s1/3pk1p1/5Rp1/4p2b/1P2p1q1/4bP1r/4K3

Helpmate in 4; 2 solutions

 

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