Bristol

A line piece leaves square x and crosses square y. Another line piece moves in the same direction to square y crossing the square x.

See also: Anti-Bristol; Consecutive Bristol; Reciprocal Bristol; Step-by-step Bristol; Pseudo Bristol; Loyd's clearance; Brunner-Loyd clearance.

Alias: Bristol clearance; Bahnung (Ger.).

Sola, Pentti Olavi

Deutsche Märchenschachzeitung, 1932

1st Prize

Example: Bristol
h#2*  (7+9)

1...Rh8 2.Kxd3 Qh7#

1.Qa1 Qe4 2.Bb2 d4#

White Bristol in the set play, Black Bristol in the actual play.

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FEN: 8/8/3P4/1KprP3/3b1B2/2qP3R/2k1p3/3brn1Q

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Probleemblad, 1988

3rd Prize

Example: Bristol
h#3 2.1... (4+11)

1.Re2 Bc1 2.Qd2 Sa3 3.Ke3 Sc2#
1.Qh7 Bc2 2.Qd3 Bf6+ 3.Ke4 Sc3#

Bicolor Bristol.

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FEN: 8/p7/1p2r1Bq/np4B1/3k2K1/4r3/5bp1/1N4n1

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Gandev, Krasimir

Match Bulgaria-Romania, 1975

1st Place

Example: Bristol
h#2 2.1... (6+11)

1.Rf2 c4 2.R8f5 Rc3#
1.Qe4 Rh1 2.Bf5 Qg1#

Impure black Bristol and pure white Bristol.

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FEN: 5r2/4K2b/4prq1/8/3n2p1/4k1P1/1pPpp1P1/1QR5

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Shinkman, William A.

Detroit Free Press, 1884 (corr. 1921)

Example: Bristol
h#3  (3+8)

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

Bicolor Bristol.

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

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Blaustein, Yeshayahu

Israel Ring Tourney, 1967

2nd HM

Example: Bristol
h#2 2.1... (6+6)

1.Qa6 Qf6 2.Bb5 c4#
1.Qa3 Qg5 2.Rb3 c3#

Black pure Bristol.

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FEN: 3QK3/3P4/8/8/4k3/3qrp2/1pP1b3/1B2R3

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Moscow Tourney, 2016

1st-2nd Prize

Example: Bristol
h#7  (2+6)

1.Be4 Bf3 2.Sd7 Bg4 3.Sf8 Bc8 4.Qd7 Kh8 5.Qe8 Bf5+ 6.Kf7 Bh7 7.Bg6 Bg8#

Three Bristols in the same line of play.

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FEN: 6K1/4r3/1n3rk1/8/8/7q/6b1/7B

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Mihajloski, Zlatko

Die Schwalbe, 2017

3rd Prize

Example: Bristol
h#4  (5+13)

1.Rh2 Rg2 2.Qc1 Rc2 3.Rd2 Rxc5 4.Qc3 Rxb5#

Bicolor Bristol (x2).

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FEN: 8/8/8/1ppp4/Pkqp1pPp/bP1pp3/3r4/3nK1R1

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Jonsson, Bernt Christer

U.S. Problem Bulletin, 1992

1st Prize

Example: Bristol
h#3*  (6+3)

1...Rh8 2.Qg8 Bc8 3.Qg6 h4#

1.Kf5 Bh1 2.Qg2 Re8 3.Qg5 Be4#

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FEN: qR6/1B6/P4p2/1K4k1/8/4P2P/8/8

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Kolesnik, Mikola

Semenenko, Valerij

The Problemist, 2014

Example: Bristol
h#5.5  (3+11)

1...Ra4 2.Rb7 Rxd4 3.Rgc7 Rxd3 4.Qb6 Rd8 5.Bc5 d4 6.Bb5 d5#

Three Bristols: bR-bR, bQ-bB, and wR-wP. WP acts as a line-piece here.

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FEN: 8/5rr1/p1k5/8/3p4/3p4/1p1P1q2/R1n2bbK

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Gurov, Valery

9th WCCT, 2012

2nd Place

Example: Bristol
h#3 2.1... (9+10)

1.Qxg3 Sf6 2.Bh7 g6 3.Rf3 e3#
1.Qxh7 Be5 2.Rg3 f3 3.Bg6 e4#

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FEN: 2K1nr2/7N/8/6P1/1pkP2n1/1prq2Bp/1Pb1PP2/5B2

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Jones, Christopher James Austin

Springaren, 2012

1st Prize

Example: Bristol
h#3 2.1... (5+7)

1.Kd5 f4 2.Rb6 Rc6 3.Bd4 Bxg2#
1.Kd6 d4 2.Bb7 Bc6 3.Rc7 Rxf6#

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FEN: 2r5/K3n3/2k2r1R/8/6p1/8/3P1Pb1/b6B

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