Annihilation

Capture of a piece followed by a move of the capturing piece from this square, resulting in a positive effect arising from the disappearance of the captured piece (usually line-opening or vacation of the square).

Sammelius, Carel Johan Robert

The Problemist, 1985

(corr. V. Paliulionis)

Example: Annihilation
h#6  (2+10)

1.Bd2 Sxe4 2.Ba5 Sd6 3.Re6 Sxf5 4.Rb6 Sxg7 5.Qh7 Se6 6.Qa7 Sc5#

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FEN: 8/6p1/k4p1b/1b3p2/3pp3/2N3K1/8/1q2r3

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Jonsson, Bernt Christer

Australasian Chess, 2012

Example: Annihilation
h#3 2.1... (9+6)

1.Sxd2 Sf4 2.Sb1 Sd2 3.gxf4 Sb3#
1.Sxb4 Sg3 2.Sa2 Sb4 3.hxg3 Sc2#

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FEN: 7B/8/8/3N2p1/1P4Pp/4P2K/nr1P3P/kn3N2

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Jones, Christopher James Austin

Schach, 2011

1st Prize

Example: Annihilation
h#3 2.1... (6+14)

1.Sc4 Bxa2 2.Ke4 Bxc4 3.Ra2 Be6#
1.Rc4 Rxa4 2.Ke6 Rxc4 3.Sa4 Rxf4#

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FEN: 8/3p4/3P2p1/1pP1pk2/bR3p2/1B1pp3/rnrp2P1/1K1n4

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Pachl, Franz

Schach, 1982

Example: Annihilation
h#2 2.1... (9+8)

1.Bxf4+ Kg6 2.Bd6 Re3#
1.Rxe6+ Kg5 2.Re3 Bd6#

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FEN: 6B1/p5PP/r3R2K/p6P/P4B1R/k7/1pp5/1qb5

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Meinking, Dan

U.S. Problem Bulletin, 1993 (v)

Example: Annihilation
h#3 4.1... (6+5)

1.Rg3 Rf3 2.Qf5 Rxf5 3.Rg2 Rf3#
1.Rf3 Re3 2.Rg3 Rxe6 3.Rg2 Re3#
1.Qg4 Bf5 2.Rd3 Bxd3 3.Qg2 Bf5#
1.Qf5 Be6 2.Qg4 Bxb3 3.Qg2 Be6#

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FEN: 8/3B4/2P1q3/8/P6p/Rr5k/4P2n/K7

Paliulionis, Viktoras

M. G. Garcia-65 JT (h#n), 2013

2nd Prize

Example: Annihilation
h#9.5  (2+4)

1...Bd8 2.Qa8 Kb5 3.Kb8 Kc4 4.d5+ Kd3 5.d4 Kxe2 6.d3+ Ke3 7.d2 Kd4 8.d1=B Kc5 9.Bg4 Kb6 10.Bc8 Bc7#

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FEN: 2k5/2B5/1K1p4/3q4/8/8/4p3/8

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