Cycle of pieces

Usually refers to different functions of pieces of one side in different phases of play, the functions appearing in cyclic fashion AB-BC-CA or ABC-CAB-BCA.

See also: Cycle of moves.

Marcel Tribowski

harmonie, 1992

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of pieces
h#3 3.1... (4+9)

1.Ke3 Bxc4 2.Rf1 Se6 3.Rf3 Re2#
1.Qf4 Sf5 2.Kf3 Rh2 3.Be4 Be2#
1.Sd3 Rg3 2.Se5 Bd3+ 3.Kf4 Se2#

White piece cycle ABC-BCA-CAB.

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: b3K3/5p2/5p2/8/2pNk2q/1p6/1n4R1/5Br1

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Bakcsi, György

Zoltán, László

The Problemist, N. Macleod MT, 1994

1st Prize

Example: Cycle of pieces
h#2 3.1... (4+11)

1.c4 Rxc4 2.Rgf3 Rxh5#
1.d4 Rxd4 2.Rbb3 Rxc5#
1.h4 Rxh4 2.Rdb3 Rxd5#

Cycle of pieces (W1/W2)

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/2K2p2/2RR3R/1rpp1k1p/8/3r2r1/q6b/3b4

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Feather, Christopher John

The Problemist, 1998

2nd Prize

Example: Cycle of pieces
h#2 3.1... (7+14)

1.Rh2 gxh4+ 2.Qxh4 Sxf3#
1.Rb5 Sxf5 2.Sxf5 Se4#
1.e4 Sxg4 2.fxg4 gxf4#

Cycle of pieces (W1/W2).

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 6n1/7b/1R6/4ppkp/1r1N1pqn/1P2PpPr/3b1Np1/1K6

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