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Stuttgarter Zeitung

Christmas Contest, 2001

Among the contributors of correct solutions of problems A and B following prices are drawn by lots: A micro stereo system, a Philips video recorder and an Espresso machine. Additionally there are still numerous book prices.


A - B. Larsson
Feenschach 1954 (position mirrowed).

[5K1k/7p/6P1/8/8/8/8/8]

(2+2) White retracts one move, then mate in one.

[5K1k/7p/6P1/8/8/8/8/8]


B - W. Hartston
1995

[RK1K4/NP2R3/8/8/8/8/8/8]

 (6+0) Mate in one. Color the pieces!

[RK1K4/NP2R3/8/8/8/8/8/8]


As voluntary exercise here are three additional problems. All contributors of completely correct solutions will be mentioned in the discussion. Additionally, three further book prices are drawn by lots among the contributors.

 

C - Werner Keym
Stuttgarter Zeitung, 2001

[8/1p1pP1P1/4p1Qb/3B1pPp/2P2P2/3kP1RP/1PN4p/R3K1N1]

(15+8) Mate in one. a) Diagram b) wRg3 to e8. How many solutions?

[8/1p1pP1P1/4p1Qb/3B1pPp/2P2P2/3kP1RP/1PN4p/R3K1N1]


D - Josef Haas, Version by G. Weeth

[2nBk2r/3ppN1p/1p5p/pKP4Q/2P5/1P6/p1P1P3/1b6]""

(9+11+1) Add a Black Pawn so that White can mate in 4 moves.

[2nBk2r/3ppN1p/1p5p/pKP4Q/2P5/1P6/p1P1P3/1b6]


E: Reprint

[r3kb2/p2pp1p1/1p1pp2p/8/8/1P5P/PP1PP1P1/nB2K2R]

(10+12) White moves and wins.

[r3kb2/p2pp1p1/1p1pp2p/8/8/1P5P/PP1PP1P1/nB2K2R]


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