Cyclic Zilahi

Helpmate with three or more phases. The white unit which mates in one is captured in the next phase. The white unit captured in the last phase gives mate in the first one, thus closing the cycle.

See also: Extended cyclic Zilahi; Zilahi.

Chepizhny, Viktor

Shakhmatnaya kompozitsiya, 2011

Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
h#2* 3.1... (11+15)

1...Bh5 2.Qe2 Be8#
1...Sd5 2.Se3 Sb4#
1...Rb7 2.Rb8 Rc7#

1.Qxe2 Rb7 2.Qb5 Rc7#
1.Sxe3 Bh5 2.Sd5 Be8#
1.Rxb8 Sd5 2.Rb7 Sb4#

Cyclic Zilahi (RBS).

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FEN: rRN4b/p3p1r1/pBk1P3/P7/8/1P2N1p1/2PpBpPp/K2bqn1n

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Molnár, Árpád

Olympic Tourney, 1982 (v)

2nd Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
h#2 5.1... (6+6)

1.Rxb4 Sc4 2.Bd7 Bd6#
1.Rxd5 S4xd5+ 2.Ke6 Rf6#
1.Rxf8 Bf7 2.Kd8 Sc6#
1.Bxb6 Re8+ 2.Kd7 Bc6#
1.Bxb8 Rf7+ 2.Kd6 Sc4#

Cyclic Zilahi with 5 thematic pieces (RBBSS).

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FEN: 1B3R2/b3k3/KN6/1rpB1r2/bN6/8/8/8

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Semenenko, Oleksandr

E. Migdal MT, 2015

1st Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
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#

Cyclic Zilahi (RBBS).

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

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Hernitz, Zvonimir

Wola Gulowska, 1995

1st Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
h#2 3.1... (10+11)

1.Sxf4 Kg1 2.Sd5 Sc5#
1.Rxd3 c3 2.Rd5 Sg5#
1.Qxf3 Kh2 2.Qd5 f5#

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FEN: 8/2p1pp2/2P1k3/1n2P3/1Pp2PP1/2rN1Nq1/2P1n1P1/1bb4K

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Semenenko, Oleksandr

Bulletin Loschinski & Umnow 100 MT, 2012

1st Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
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#

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

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Feather, Christopher John

The Problemist, 1998

2nd Prize

Example: Cyclic Zilahi
h#2 3.1... (7+14)

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

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

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