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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 Aleksey G Kopnin

HM. , October Revolution 70th Anniversary Ty., 1987

5B2/8/2p1K3/S4P1p/p1Skp1B1/r7/1P4R1/rs2Q3

Mate in 2

1.2 Givi Mosiashvili

3rd Prize, Probleemblad, 1998

S2R1K2/5S2/2ps4/R1pk1p2/4s3/1pP5/5B2/1B5Q

Mate in 2

1.3 Vincenzo Tinebra

British Chess Magazine, 1979

6r1/PK2p3/3kPS1s/R2PR3/1pPB1S2/r7/2q4Q/7b

Mate in 2

2.1 Frantisek Havelka

Lucan, 1900

8/8/4Bp2/P2p3r/2k4r/5P1p/P7/1QK1B3

Mate in 3

2.2 Mikhail N Marandiuk

2nd Prize, Szwedowski JT, 2008

r6b/3BPs2/b7/r3pS2/p1PBk2P/Qp1S4/4P1s1/2R4K

Mate in 3

3.1 Martin Minski

Original for WCBCSC

S7/r2k2P1/2p5/7K/8/8/6p1/8

White to play and win

3.2 Michael Roxlau

1st Prize, Krivogo Roga JT, 2000

S4bk1/q2p1pBp/7P/5P2/1P5P/5s2/1p4Rp/7K

White to play and win

4.1 Manne Persson

2nd HM., Thema Danicum, 1988

2s4K/P5Q1/2pP4/1sP1B3/BkP2r2/pb6/1q1P4/bR6

Helpmate in 2: 2 solutions

4.2 Henry Tanner

2nd HM., Best Problems, 2004-2005

7K/8/3p4/1R1P4/1p6/1PkP4/1pp1P3/8

Helpmate in 4: 2 solutions

5.1 Vladimir Pachman

3rd HM., Ceskoslovensky Sach, 1954/II

8/1p6/sQ3p2/3kp1b1/p3S3/2P5/8/Ks5B

Mate in 4

5.2 V Kryzhanivsky

4th Prize, Weissauer-85 JT, 2007

8/2ssS1pr/1bBP4/r2PP1Rp/2pkS2P/2p5/b1P2K2/4R3

Mate in 4

6.1 Ladislav Knotek

Narodni listy, 1933

3B2BK/4r2s/7P/2S1S1k1/8/3P3Q/5R2/7R

Selfmate in 3

6.2 Philip H. Williams

Chess Review, 1893

2b4B/2Sp4/3P1r2/RB2k1p1/6P1/4K3/3Q1P1S/8

Selfmate in 4

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