Durbar theme

White makes all his moves by the King.

See also: Super Durbar; BK moves only; Crusader theme; Amazon theme.

Ott, Markus Johannes

Rehm, Hans Peter

feenschach, 2007

Spec. Prize

Example: Durbar theme
h#5.5  (2+6)

1...Kh2 2.Bd4 Kg2 3.e3 Kg3+ 4.Re4 Kf3 5.Re5 Kg2 6.Ke4 Kg3#

wK Rundlauf (2x).

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FEN: 8/8/8/3k1b2/4pr2/3rb1K1/8/7B

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Bakcsi, György

Europe Echecs, 1972

3rd Prize

Example: Durbar theme
h#2 4.1... (7+12)

1.Sg2 Kf5+ 2.Kc2 Kxg5#
1.Sf3+ Ke4+ 2.Kc2 Ke3#
1.Sc6+ Kd5+ 2.Kxb3 Kc5#
1.Sb7 Ke6+ 2.Kxb3 Ke7#

wk Extended cross.

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FEN: 7B/3P1B2/3P2Q1/n3K1p1/bp4pr/pP6/1k1p4/2brn3

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Barna, László

Schach, 1962

2nd Prize

Example: Durbar theme
h#7  (2+3)

1.Kg7 Kc2 2.Kh8 Kb2 3.d3 Kc3 4.d2 Kd4 5.d1=B Ke5 6.Bb3 Kf6 7.Bg8 Kg6#

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FEN: 8/8/5k2/5p2/3p4/3K4/8/B7

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Rehm, Hans Peter

Linss, Torsten

The Problemist, 2000

4th Comm.

Example: Durbar theme
h#6  (2+10)

1.Qh1+ Kc2 2.Bd5 Kd3 3.Qc1 Kd4 4.Qc6 Ke5 5.Qa8 Kxd6 6.Bb7 Kxd7#

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FEN: bk6/bq1p4/1p1r4/p7/np6/6B1/8/2K5

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Sobrecases, Guy

Loustau Jean-Marc

Springaren, 2010

Example: Durbar theme
h#5  (2+7)

1.Qh8 Ke6 2.Ra8 Kf5 3.Rha1 Kf4 4.Kh1 Kxf3 5.h2 Kf2#

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FEN: q7/1B1Kp3/8/8/8/5b1p/7k/r6r

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Chepizhny, Viktor

Shakhmatnaya Poeziya, 2002

3rd Prize

Example: Durbar theme
h#3 b) bPf3→e3  (4+11)

a) 1.Qb7+ Ke5 2.Ke3 Ke6 3.Ke4 Kd6#
b) 1.Re7+ Kd5 2.Kf3 Kc6 3.Ke4 Kd6#

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FEN: B3R3/r6q/6p1/8/3pKpP1/3p1p2/4bk1b/4n3

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