100-Dollar theme

White and a black Excelsior theme with promotion to knights in a helpmate in 5. So far it has not been achieved without promoted force on the board.

See also: Excelsior; Promotion.

Rinder, Gerd

Die Schwalbe, 1969

Example: 100-Dollar theme
h#5  (10+9)

1.g5 c4 2.gxh4 c5 3.h3 c6 4.h2 cxb7 5.h1=S bxa8=S#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: nbBb4/brkPp1p1/Bp2P3/1P2P2K/6PP/8/2P5/8

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Ettner, Josef

Nojek, Ryszard

Keym, Werner

Die Schwalbe, 2005

Example: 100-Dollar theme
h#5  (7+13)

1.b5 e4 2.b4 e5 3.bxc3 e6 4.cxd2 e7 5.dxe1=S e8=S#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 5bnq/1p3nkn/p4pp1/K7/8/1pPp4/1P1PP3/2BbB3

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