Cycle of moves

Moves of one side appear in cyclic order, either being of the incomplete AB-BC-CA or complete ABC-CAB-BCA type, in both cases closed cycles (the first and the last member of the chain are same).

Korponai, József

Magyar Sakkelet, 1968

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#2 3.1... (5+8)

1.Ke5 Bg4 2.Re4 Rc5#
1.Qd4 Rc5 2.Qd3 Sf6#
1.Qe5 Sf6+ 2.Kf5 Bg4#

Cycle of white moves AB-BC-CD.

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FEN: K3N2q/5p2/2R3p1/6pB/4kb2/2P1r3/8/7b

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Grin, Aleksandr

Sosedkin Mikhail

Fritz-Pachmann MT, 1986

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#2 3.1... (5+5)

1.Be4 Ba4 2.Qc6 Bb3#
1.Rd4 Bb5 2.Be4 Sf4#
1.Qc6 Sg3 2.Rd4 Bf7#

Cycle of black moves AB-BC-CA.

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FEN: 4B3/8/q2B4/2Pk4/5r2/8/2b1Np2/5K2

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Retter, Yosi

Y. Blaustein MT, 1976

3rd Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#2 4.1... (3+11)

1.Sd3 Rc3 2.Se1 Bc1#
1.Rg3 Bd6 2.Rg7 Rc3#
1.Re3 Ra6 2.b3 Bd6#
1.Ra7 Bc1 2.Rb7 Ra6#

Cycle of white moves AB-BC-CD-DA.

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FEN: 2b4b/8/2R5/3K1p2/rp3B2/kr6/pnp5/6q1

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Goumondy, Claude

Probleemblad, 1969

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#3 3.1... (4+8)

1.Qd2 Bf2 2.Be2 Sd6+ 3.Kd3 Sb4#
1.Bg3+ Sd6+ 2.Kd4 Sb4 3.Be5 Bxf2#
1.Re5 Sb4 2.Qf4 Bf2 3.Sf3 Sd6#

Complete cycle of white moves wB-wS-wS.

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FEN: 1K6/8/8/1N4r1/2b1k2b/r1p5/N4q1n/4B3

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Trumper, William Bernard

Vlietinck, Albert E. M.

The Problemist, 1970

3rd Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#3 3.1... (4+5)

1.Se4 Sh6+ 2.Ke5 Rd6 3.Rf4 Sc4#
1.Rb4 Rd6 2.Rf4 Sc4 3.Qe4 Sh6#
1.Re6 Sc4 2.Re7 Sh6+ 3.Ke6 Rd6#

Complete cycle of white moves wR-wS-wS.

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FEN: 5r2/3R1N2/1r6/5kn1/8/N7/K7/4q3

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Mintz, Yaakov

Probleemblad, 1984

3rd Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#3 3.1... (4+4)

1.Kg1 Be4 2.Bd3 Sg4 3.Bf1 Bf2#
1.f3 Sg4 2.f2 Bxf2 3.Ba2 Be4#
1.Kh2 Bf2 2.h4 Be4 3.h3 Sg4#

Complete cycle of white moves wR-wB-wS.

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FEN: 7K/8/5N2/7p/5p1B/8/2B5/1b5k

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Lyris, Don Basil

Die Schwalbe, 1986

2nd Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#3 3.1... (2+15)

1.Rf5 Qb8 2.Rd3 Qb1 3.e5 Qh1#
1.e5 Qc4 2.Rf5 Qxe2 3.Rd3 Qg2#
1.Rd3 Kb6 2.e5 Qxa2 3.Rf5 Qa8#

Complete cycle of black moves bR-bR-bP.

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FEN: 5rQ1/K5p1/4p3/6pq/3pkbp1/1r2p2n/b1p1p3/8

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Syzonenko, Viktor

Schweizer Schach-Magazin, 1991

2nd Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#3 3.1... (4+8)

1.Kd4 Rf2 2.b2 Bf5 3.Ke3 Bc5#
1.Sg3 Bf5+ 2.Kf3 Bc5 3.Re5 Rf2#
1.Qd5 Bc5 2.Rg7 Rf2 3.Be5 Bf5#

Complete cycle of white moves wR-wB-wB.

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FEN: 7K/1r3q2/8/8/4k1B1/Bp6/1R6/b3rb1n

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Semenenko, Oleksandr

Bulletin Loschinski & Umnow 100 MT, 2012

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
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#

Complete cycle of white moves wR-wB-wS.

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

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Semenenko, Oleksandr

E. Migdal MT, 2015

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of moves
h#2 4.1... (6+12)

1.Bxd3 Se4 2.Re3 Bc3#
1.Qxc5 Bc3+ 2.Kd5 Be4#
1.Qxb4 Rd5+ 2.Kc3 Se4#
1.Bxg5 Be4 2.Be3 Rd5#

Cycle of white moves AB-BC-CD-DA.

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FEN: 8/3pb3/1q1p4/2R3N1/1Bpk4/1p1B1P2/1p2b3/3rrn1K

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