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2017-2018 – The Final Problems and Solutions

Note: 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. The symbol 'S' is used for knight and threats are given in parentheses.

1.1) HL Musante

3rd Prize, Europe Echecs, 1962

2Kb1sS1/3p4/3BkpB1/1S6/2pQ4/4r2r/b7/8

#2

1.2) E Bogdanov

Krasny Seber, 2000

2R2Q2/8/K1Pr2S1/1pkp2B1/7R/bP6/1pB5/1S6

#2

1.3) Volodimir Melnikov

1st HM., Cossack Chessboard, 2003

4b3/qpbP1S2/4pB2/5PR1/1Q1s1k1p/1P2RB1K/2S5/8

#2

2.1) I Draiska

2nd Prize, Latvian Sports Committee, 1952

1Q6/4p3/2s1B3/3r3s/2p1k3/5S1P/1B2pK2/4S3

#3

2.2) V Kirillov & V Udartsev

1st Prize, Schweizer Schach-Magazin, 1992

3R4/sb2p1B1/p1p3S1/Qpkpp1p1/1R3pr1/5Bb1/1K6/7s

#3

3.1)

No diagram

This was an original endgame study and so can not be published here.

3.2)

No diagram

This was an original endgame study and so cannot be published here.

4.1) Janne Syväniemi

11th HM., Springaren, 2015

8/2K5/p2Sb3/1Rb5/sq6/pP1k4/p1p5/8

H#3: 2 solutions

4.2) Kenneth Solja

Springaren, 2017

6k1/6r1/4p2s/8/8/5pbq/4b2s/6KB

H#6: 2 solutions

5.1) V Rychkov

1st Place, 10th RSFRS Ch., 1990

5R1R/1s6/qpS2Pk1/1br5/Bp4PP/2sPrSP1/5b1p/Q6K

#4

5.2) A Postnikov

Zadachi i Etyudy, 1999

8/1p1Kb3/pR3p2/qp1k1P2/r2pSpS1/2pP1B2/7R/4B3

#5

6.1) Zivko Janevski

3rd Comm., StrateGems, 2009

3S1Q2/1B5p/2pR4/1p2k3/1P1p1q2/1p1K1pB1/1r6/8

S#3

6.2) Eugene Fomichev & Jiri Jelinek

Uralski Problemist, 2006

6R1/1QpP4/P1pPpP2/2k1S3/K3P3/2B1PP2/3P4/1R3B2

S#6


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