Active sacrifice

A piece moves to a square where it is captured.

See also: Tempo sacrifice; Maslar theme.

Semenenko, Oleksandr

Bulletin Loschinski & Umnow 100 MT, 2012

1st Prize

Example: Active sacrifice
h#3 3.1... (6+9)

1.Bb3 Sxc3 2.Kxc3 Rxd5 3.Qb4 Bxe5#
1.Bc6 Rxd5+ 2.Kxd5 Bxe5 3.Qc5 Sxc3#
1.gxf4 Bxe5+ 2.Kxe5 Sxc3 3.Qf6 Rxd5#

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FEN: 8/7K/3q1B2/2RpnPp1/b1pk1P2/2p5/2p5/1N6

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Feather, Christopher John

Scrapings 9, 2001

Example: Active sacrifice
h#2.5 2.1... (4+11)

1...Bb8 2.Rxb8 g8=Q+ 3.Ke5 Qe6#
1...Rc8 2.Rxc8 g8=S 3.Kc6 Se7#

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FEN: 6r1/1b1n2P1/1pR5/1npkB3/3p1p2/4q3/4r3/7K

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Feather, Christopher John

Moultings 2, 1991

Example: Active sacrifice
h#2 2.1... (7+8)

1.Kf5 Sd5 2.Rxh6 Sxh6#
1.Ke7 Sd6 2.Bxg8 Sxg8#

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FEN: 3r1nB1/3p1N2/r3kN1R/7P/4qP2/4n3/b7/4K3

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Feather, Christopher John

Moultings 3, 1991

Example: Active sacrifice
h#2 2.1... (5+14)
b) wSg5→b5 +c) wPb5

a)
1.f5 Sxe4 2.Kxe4 Qxg2#
1.f6 Sxe6 2.Kxe6 Qg8#
b)
1.b3 Qxe4+ 2.Kxe4 Sxc3#
1.Bc7 Qxe6+ 2.Kxe6 Sxc7#
c)
1.Rxc5 Rf3 2.exf3 Qxd3#
1.Rc4 Rf5 2.exf5 Qc6#

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FEN: 1b6/p2n1p2/4p1Q1/2Bkr1N1/1p2p3/2rpp3/4p1bK/5R2

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

4th FIDE World Cup, 2015

2nd Comm.

Example: Active sacrifice
h#9  (2+4)

1.Qb8 Ka5 2.Kb7 Ba3 3.Kc6 Bd6 4.Kd5 Bxb8 5.Kc4 Bd6 6.Kb3 Ba3 7.Ka2 Kb4 8.Ka1 Kb3 9.Sb1 Bb2#

Active sacrifice (black, delayed).

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FEN: k7/8/K7/4p3/8/1qn5/1B6/8

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Nastran, Janez

Slovenian Championship, 1993

1st Place

Example: Active sacrifice
h#2  (7+11)
b) wQb6→b8 c) wQb6→g3

a) 1.Qf2 Qxe6+ 2.Sxe6 Rxf2#
b) 1.Qd7 Qxe5+ 2.Rxe5 Bxd7#
c) 1.Qd5 Qxf4+ 2.Bxf4 Rxd5#

Active sacrifice (white, 3x)
Active sacrifice (black, delayed, 3x)

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FEN: 2B5/5p2/1Q2rp2/2R1bkpP/1r2pnp1/8/3q2P1/5R1K

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Shinkman, William A.

Detroit Free Press, 1884 (corr. 1921)

Example: Active sacrifice
h#3  (3+8)

1.Rh1 Rg1 2.Bg8 Rxg8 3.Rxb1 Rxa8#

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FEN: q7/8/8/1Kp5/1p6/2b5/bp6/kBRr4

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