Anticipatory unguard

An unguard of a mating square or line by anticipatory closing a prospective guard line.

See also: Anticipatory self-unpin; Anticipatory unpin.

Feather, Christopher John

Moultings 5, 1991

Example: Anticipatory unguard
h#2 2.1... (7+11)

1.Qxg8 Rf3 2.Ke6 Re2#
1.Qxf8 Bc4 2.Kf6 Bc3#

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FEN: 5RBn/K2pNqp1/p2P2pn/4k3/rB6/8/p5R1/7b

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Csák, János

Mat-Pat, 1988

4th Prize

Example: Anticipatory unguard
h#2 2.1... (6+9)

1.Se5+ Kg3 2.Qf5 Sd5#
1.Sf6+ Kf3 2.Qe6 Sg6#

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FEN: R1qN1r2/1pbnk3/7p/2P5/B1r2NK1/2p5/8/8

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Feather, Christopher John

Moultings 6, 1991

Example: Anticipatory unguard
h#2 2.1... (5+10)

1.Sd7 Qxd6+ 2.Kc4 Qd3#
1.Rf3 Qxe4+ 2.Kc5 Qxc6#

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FEN: 3q1B2/1K6/2pr1nQ1/3kpr2/4p1R1/4n3/4P3/7b

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Büsing, Günter

Moser, Hans

Nieroba, Manfred

Buckenhofer, Andreas

feenschach, 1987

1st HM

Example: Anticipatory unguard
h#4  (7+9)

1.Be3 Ra1 2.Rb1 g3 3.Rxb3 Rg1 4.Rc3 Bd1#

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FEN: K7/5p2/1p6/1P3p2/Bp1b2kP/1P5n/6Pp/6Rr

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