Solutions

No. 952 by Bill Beers

No solution. Apparently 1 Rfl intended, but after 1 . . . Qd-1 No Mate. No. 953 by Dr. G. Dobbs. 1. Bg2

Good accurate key and nice work on el). My first choice.—V. Rosado. No. 951 by Dr. G. Dobbs Intention: 1 SxP Cooked by: 1 QxPeh 1 Qxf3 I Qhl 1 Qg6 1 Qht> 1 Qf7 1QK5

Misprinted. Black Pawn omitted from h7, .,ni1 cvon contains several cooks.—Ed. No. 955 by H. H. Eichollz 1 Qb2

Here the symmetry of position makes the v key very easy to lind.—\Y\ K. Keysor.

No. 9yC by M. Gonzalez I Bf5

Excellent positional play and complement -arv mates. My vote.—P. Rothenbcrg. No. 957 by M. Gonzalez I SxM

Clever conception.—Dr. G. Dobbs. Rather scant variety for material used.— V. Rosado. No. 95S by B. M. Marshall 1 Stt

Interesting alternate interference of Black rooks.—Dr. (5. Dobbs. No. 959 by B. M. Marshall 1 Pel

My first choice,—II. Stenzel, No. 960 by G. B. Spencer I Qd2

A mate without capture, in reply to a cheek. —B. M. Marshall. No. Of, 1 by V. L. Eaton

1 Rxf2 threat 2 Kd3 Kh7 1 . . . Pel 2 Kbleh 1 . . . Sfl 2 Kclch I . . . BxR 2 RxQ t . . , Kg7 2 Rf7ch 1 . . . IM5 2 Rf-Seh I . . . QxReh 2 Kc-lch 1 . . . BxB 2 KxBeh 1 ... Rfl 2 RxQch Beside excellent variety, the problem has a clever and difficult threat. My first choice. —V. Rosado. No. 902 by IT. S. Kieholtz Intention: Pb3

Cooked by: Male in two. 1 Kl>3 anv

1 Fd7 threat 2 SxP or SfOch 1 . . . RxP 2 QfG 1 . . . Ho I 2 RxBeh

The main variation is ingenious, but the position lacks variety.—V. Rosado. No. 904 by Dr. G. Erdos

1 Se2 threat 2 Sdleh 1 . . . R(b)xd3 2 Ba7 1 . . . R(o)xd3 2 Qhl eh 1 . . . RxbO 2 RxRch

Fine hide and seek theme.—P. Rothenberg. No. 905 by G. B. Spencer 1 QhS RxQ 2 1\U 1 . . . KxS 2 QxBch 1 . . . QxB 2 QxBch I . . . Sb3 2 QxBch 1 . . . Rg7 2 Qb8ch

3 Rf7 Mate

Xico Production by the «rood old veteran. —"B. M. Marshall.

1 Sdß Ko5 2 Sf5eh 1 . . . K.c3, c5 2 S 1)5 1 . . . PxS 2 Qb2eh 1 . . . BxB 2 KbScli

Magnificent model males; set short mate eliminated and additional flight square yielded. My vole.—P. Roihenborg. The quiet sacrifice when l . . . Kc5 a good point.—Or. G. Dobbs.

Xo. 007 byM. Bukofzer

1 Sb2 Kdl 2 Bg7ch Kc."> 2 Sd3ch 1 . . . KM 2 Sd3ch Kg5 3 Se4cli A typical Bukofzer with three models.— Dr. G. Dobbs.

I Kd5 SdK 2 RaSch, Kb' 3 Ra7eh 1 . . . Sa5 2 Rh8ch, Kb7 3 RbSeh 1 . . . Sc5 2 SxS, PxS 3 KcG 1 . . . Sdfi 2 SxS, PxS 3 ICcO 1 . . . Peßch 2 KcG. SdSeli 3 KxP 2 . . . SaSch 3 Kc7 A marvelous example of a triple set of symmetrical echoes with S self-blocks.— V. Rosado.

Xo. 969 by F. Sprenger

Intention: 1 Rdf>, Be<S; 2 Ra5 1 . . . Ba4 2 Re 5 1 . . . Bb7 Rf8 1 . . . BaS 2 Rf7 Cooked by 1 Rd8, Bb7 2 RfG 1 . . . Ba4 2 Rc5

As printed mate in one by 1 QxP. Misprinted. The White and Black Bishops should be interchanged.—Ed.

Xo. 072 by S. Lewmann 1 PdC

No. 974 by J. Hartong

Intention: 1 Kxa5 but no solution as printed with Black Bishop omitted from el.

Very deceptive tries: 1 Bf7. BeG; 2 ?; 1 Rc4, PxP; 2 ?—Ed.

Xo. 977 by A. Silvestre 1 Se3

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