Ambush

An unit plays to a square behind another unit so as to exploit the line-opening resulting from that unit’s move.

See also: Kluver 10 theme.

Feather, Christopher John

Schach-Aktiv, 1991

Example: Ambush
h#2 2.1... (5+8)

1.Kd4 Bb8 2.Rc2 Rxd3#
1.Kc4 Rb8 2.Bg1 Bxd3#

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FEN: 2R5/B1r5/1b6/2kn4/b3n3/1R1p4/8/3K1B1r

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Match Latvia-Lithuania-Leningrad, 1986

1-2 Place

Example: Ambush
h#2 b) -wSb4  (5+2)

a) 1.Qc5+ Sd5 2.Qa3 Sb6#
b) 1.Qe3+ Be4 2.Qa3 Bc6#

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FEN: 8/8/8/4K3/kN6/3B4/P7/2q1B3

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

The Problemist, 1990

1st Prize

Example: Ambush
h#2 2.1... (5+9)

1.Kf5 Qa5 2.Sg4 Bd3#
1.Kd6 Rd1 2.Bg2 Bb4#

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FEN: 8/2n5/p3kp2/1B1bn3/3b3r/8/Q1KB3r/4R3

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Orbit , 2006

2nd Prize

Example: Ambush
h#4  (4+16)

1.Rg5 Bh4 2.Qg4 Bxh3 3.Qg2 Bxd7 4.Rg3 Bd8#

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FEN: 8/nb1p4/rk4p1/3p3p/2pP4/3p1prp/3n1Bqb/4KB2

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