Hesitation

A piece could play on a particular square at once, but for some reason it does not occupy it immediatly but rather in some of subsequent moves.

Kricheli, Josif

Ideal-Mate Review, 1983

1st Prize

Example: Hesitation
h#4 b) rotate 180  (2+4)

a) 1.Rd6 Kf4 2.Ra6 Kf5 3.Kc6 Ke6 4.Rb6 Rc8#
b) 1.Rf2 Rh1 2.Bd1 Ke6 3.Kf3 Kf5 4.Be2 Rh3#

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FEN: 4R3/1p1r4/8/1b1k4/8/4K3/8/8

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Jones, Christopher James Austin

Schach, 2011

1st Prize

Example: Hesitation
h#3 2.1... (6+14)

1.Sc4 Bxa2 2.Ke4 Bxc4 3.Ra2 Be6#
1.Rc4 Rxa4 2.Ke6 Rxc4 3.Sa4 Rxf4#

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FEN: 8/3p4/3P2p1/1pP1pk2/bR3p2/1B1pp3/rnrp2P1/1K1n4

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Loshinskij, Lev

Korolkov, Vladimir

Problem, 1973

1st Prize

Example: Hesitation
h#5  (2+14)

1.a5 Bg4 2.Ka6 Bxf5 3.Bd5 Be6 4.Sf5 Bd7 5.Bf7 Bc8#

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FEN: b7/pk4q1/pp1n2r1/1r3p1K/4p3/3p1n1B/4p3/8

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Match Latvia-Lithuania-Leningrad, 1986

1-2 Place

Example: Hesitation
h#2 b) -wSb4  (5+2)

a) 1.Qc5+ Sd5 2.Qa3 Sb6#
b) 1.Qe3+ Be4 2.Qa3 Bc6#

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FEN: 8/8/8/4K3/kN6/3B4/P7/2q1B3

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Csák, János

idee & form, 1991

4th HM

Example: Hesitation
h#3 3.1... (5+7)

1.Bb3 Sb2 2.Bc2+ Sd3 3.Bd1 Sf4#
1.Rh1 Se3 2.Rhg1+ Sg2 3.Rgf1 Sf4#
1.Kd3 Sb6 2.Ke3 Sd5+ 3.Ke2 Sf4#

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FEN: 8/B7/6K1/4P3/p1N5/P4n2/3pk3/3brr2

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Mihajloski, Zlatko

A. Selivanov-50 JT, 2017

4th Prize

Example: Hesitation
h#5  (3+15)

1.Qa1 Bb2 2.Bd6 Be5 3.Qd4 Bh2 4.Bg3 fxg3 5.Ke5 g4#

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FEN: 8/2p5/n3rn2/3pqk2/1p2p2p/Bp3p2/3p1P1b/3b1K2

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