Hideaway

A piece moves to a square from where it does not disturb the solution.

A more formal definition of the hideaway theme: A unit (pawns included) could hypothetically have been removed from the board instead of being moved to a certain square (the thematic move) and the specific solution or set line would still be successful. The thematic move must not be the only legal move available to the piece making it. The thematic move must not be a tempo move.

Special cases of hideaways are: sacrificial, critical, capturing, checking, self-pinning, promotional hideaways.

See also: Allowing hideaway.

Feather, Christopher John

Moultings 2, 1991

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+7)

1.Qh8 Bd3 2.e5 Rd5#
1.Qg8 Be2 2.f5 Re5#

bQ hideaways.

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FEN: 2q5/p7/P3pp2/k7/N1BRR3/8/2K5/3rr3

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Petkov, Petko A.

Shakhmatna Misl, 1990

Example: Hideaway
h#2  (11+10)
b) wSh1→b4 c) wSh1→h7

a) 1.Sxb5 Rd3 2.Kxd3 Sf2#
b) 1.Rbxb3 Rd4+ 2.Kxd4 Rc4#
c) 1.Bxc5 Rd5 2.Kxd5 Sf6#

wR sacrificial hideaway.

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FEN: 2b1K3/n1PRP3/2P1p3/1BR1P3/4kP1p/bN2r3/1r2p3/1n5N

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Kirtley, Mark

The Problemist, 1988

1st HM

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+7)

1.Bh7 Bd8 2.Rg6 Re2#
1.Rh6 Rf2 2.Bg6 Bc7#

Critical hideaways.

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FEN: 2B1r3/6n1/4r3/B1Ppk3/4b2R/7K/2R3p1/8

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Gurov, Valery

Probleemblad, 2001

1st Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 3.1... (11+10)

1.Qxd2 b6 2.Sxa5 Sb5#
1.Qxd4 a7 2.Sxd2 Ra6#
1.Qxa5 f5 2.Sxd4 Bf4#

bQ and bS hideaways with capturing white pieces.

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FEN: 8/1R6/P2k1pp1/RPpP2P1/p2N1P2/Knq5/B1rB4/r1n5

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Paros, György

Magyar Sakkvilag, 1940

2nd HM

Example: Hideaway
h#3  (4+12)

1.b1=S Bc1 2.d1=S Bf4 3.f1=S Qa2#

Three promotional hideaways in the single line.

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FEN: 8/8/1pn1b3/3k3p/1P1bn3/B1p2p2/1p1p1p1Q/7K

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Kluxen, Wilhelm

Kniests Schachbriefe, 1943

Example: Hideaway
h#3  (9+6)

1.Rh4 Ra8 2.Sg4 Sa7 3.Kxa3 Sxc4#

White and black critical hideaways.

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FEN: 4K3/3B4/3P4/1N2N3/RPp1r3/PpP1n3/bk6/8

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Gandev, Krasimir

Match Bulgaria-Romania, 1975

1st Place

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+11)

1.Rf2 c4 2.R8f5 Rc3#
1.Qe4 Rh1 2.Bf5 Qg1#

wP and wR hideaways.

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FEN: 5r2/4K2b/4prq1/8/3n2p1/4k1P1/1pPpp1P1/1QR5

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Shinkman, William A.

Detroit Free Press, 1884 (corr. 1921)

Example: Hideaway
h#3  (3+8)

1.Rh1 Rg1 2.Bg8 Rxg8 3.Rxb1 Rxa8#

Sacrificial hideaway.

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FEN: q7/8/8/1Kp5/1p6/2b5/bp6/kBRr4

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Semenenko, Valerij

Y. Vladimirov-80 JT, Shakhmatnaya kompozitsiya, 2015

5th Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#5.5  (2+8)

1...Bg1 2.f1=S Bd4 3.g1=B Kd1 4.Kg2 Ke2 5.Kh2 Kxf1 6.h3 Bxg1#

Sacrificial promotional hideaway (x2).

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FEN: 3r4/3r4/8/8/7p/5kb1/5ppB/2K4n

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

4th FIDE World Cup, 2015

2nd Comm.

Example: Hideaway
h#9  (2+4)

1.Qb8 Ka5 2.Kb7 Ba3 3.Kc6 Bd6 4.Kd5 Bxb8 5.Kc4 Bd6 6.Kb3 Ba3 7.Ka2 Kb4 8.Ka1 Kb3 9.Sb1 Bb2#

Hideaway (bQ, sacrificial).

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FEN: k7/8/K7/4p3/8/1qn5/1B6/8

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Blaustein, Yeshayahu

Israel Ring Tourney, 1967

2nd HM

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+6)

1.Qa6 Qf6 2.Bb5 c4#
1.Qa3 Qg5 2.Rb3 c3#

All black moves are hideaways.

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FEN: 3QK3/3P4/8/8/4k3/3qrp2/1pP1b3/1B2R3

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Sobrecases, Guy

Loustau Jean-Marc

Springaren, 2010

Example: Hideaway
h#5  (2+7)

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

Black hideaway (x3).

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

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Garai, Toma

Thema Danicum, 1976

Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#3 b) bBf8  (4+3)

a) 1.Qg1 Sg3 2.Rf1 Se4 3.Ra1 Sc3#
b) 1.Qh8 Sf2 2.Bg7 Sd3 3.Ba1 Sc1#

BQ hideaway (x2).

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FEN: 5r2/8/8/8/1B6/8/k1K1P3/q6N

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Fougiaxis, Charalampos Harry

Shahmat, Israel Ring Tourney, 1985

1st Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 b) bPd6→b5  (10+11)

a) 1.Qxc5 Qxe4 2.Se2 Qxa4#
b) 1.Rxd5 Qxc3 2.Sd2 Qf6#

Hideaway (bQ, capturing), Hideaway (bR, capturing).

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FEN: 8/7r/PPkp4/2NNr1p1/pq2n3/bPn5/2Q2PB1/2R1Kb2

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Maslar, Zdravko

feenschach, 1990

3rd HM

Example: Hideaway
h#4  (4+6)

1.Sf2 Kxf2 2.d1=S+ Kf3 3.Bf4 gxf4 4.c1=B Bb1#

Hideaway (bS, sacrificial)
Hideaway (bP, promotional)
Hideaway (bP, promotional checking)

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FEN: 8/8/4p3/4Pk2/8/6P1/B1pp4/2bn2K1

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Pachl, Franz

Schach-Report, 1992

4th Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (9+8)

1.Bxe5 Sb4 2.Ke3 Bb6#
1.Sxd5 Sf7 2.Kf3 Qf5#

Self-pinning hideaways of bB and bS.

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FEN: 5r2/1BBQR3/8/K2NN3/2Pb1nP1/2p5/4qkp1/1r6

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Dolginovich, Nikolay

Die Schwalbe, 1993

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (9+11)

1.Bg7 Rxh6 2.Bxh6 Rb8#
1.Be5 Rxf4 2.Bxf4 Rb8#

Hideaway of bB with capture of sacrificed wR.

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FEN: 5R1R/2p5/p1P4p/p6P/P4pPK/5P1P/pbp5/rkr5

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Foldeak, Walter Arpad

Christmas Card, 1950

Example: Hideaway
h#3  (5+9)

1.a1=Q+ Ke2 2.Qe5+ Kf1 3.Qb5 Rxb3#

Hideaway of promoted bQ at B3.

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FEN: 8/8/5N2/p6p/rpP4p/Rp5k/p4P1p/3K4

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Macleod, Norman Alasdair

Mat (Belgrade), 1983

Example: Hideaway
h#2 4.1... (12+4)

1.Qxd6 Sd2+ 2.Qxd2 Sh4#
1.Qb1 Se1+ 2.Qxe1 Sg5#
1.Qh8 Sh4+ 2.Qxh4 Sd2#
1.Qg8 Sg5+ 2.Qxg5 Se1#

Sacrificial & checking hideaway of wS.

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FEN: 1q6/4R3/3P1P2/2P5/2p1NP2/K1P1PkpP/6NR/8

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Janevski, Zhivko

Kalkavouras, Ioannis

Mat Plus, 2007

1st Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (8+11)

1.Kxd4 Sxe5 2.Qxe5 Qd8#
1.Kxc4 dxc5 2.Rxc5 Qg8#

bQ hideaway (self-pinning)

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FEN: 7Q/2R3p1/1b3B2/1pq1r3/1PNP1r2/K1knpP2/2p5/4n3

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Gurov, Valery

9th WCCT, 2012

2nd Place

Example: Hideaway
h#3 2.1... (9+10)

1.Qxg3 Sf6 2.Bh7 g6 3.Rf3 e3#
1.Qxh7 Be5 2.Rg3 f3 3.Bg6 e4#

Hideaway (bB, critical) × 2
Hideaway (bQ, capturing) × 2
Hideaway (bR, critical) × 2

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FEN: 2K1nr2/7N/8/6P1/1pkP2n1/1prq2Bp/1Pb1PP2/5B2

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Bakcsi, György

Sahs/Shakhmaty (Riga), 1961

2nd Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 3.1... (7+11)

1.Sxe2 Rxg7 2.dxe5 Rf7#
1.Sh5 Rg6 2.Bxe5 Bc2#
1.Se4 Rg4 2.Sxe5 Rf4#

bS hideaways.

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FEN: 8/3p2pK/2np3p/4Pk2/7P/1B3Pn1/4N1R1/b4qrr

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Csák, János

Mat-Pat, 1988

4th Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+9)

1.Se5+ Kg3 2.Qf5 Sd5#
1.Sf6+ Kf3 2.Qe6 Sg6#

Hideaway bQ & wK (x2)

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FEN: R1qN1r2/1pbnk3/7p/2P5/B1r2NK1/2p5/8/8

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Semenenko, Valerij

V. Stankevich-85 JT, 2016

3rd Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#4.5  (5+14)

1...Rxc1 2.Kg6 Rxd1 3.c1=R Rxe1 4.d1=S Rxf1 5.e1=R Rg2#

Hideaway (bP, promotional) x3.

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FEN: 8/b6b/7p/3p1k1p/PP6/2pK4/R1ppp3/R1rnrn2

Kramár, Tibor

Olympic Tourney "Novi Sad", 1990

2nd HM

Example: Hideaway
h#2 2.1... (6+5)

1.Bh7+ Bc3+ 2.Rd4+ c7#
1.Rh6+ c7+ 2.Bb5+ Bc3#

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FEN: 1b2B3/8/2Pr4/8/k2B2R1/r2b2K1/2P5/8

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Ruppin, Rafael

Problem, 1956

2nd Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#3 2.1... (3+8)

1.Qb8 Kg7 2.Bc7 f8=Q 3.Bh2 Qf1#
1.Qb2 Ke8 2.Rc2 f8=Q 3.Rh2 Qf3#

Hideaway (bQ) × 2, Hideaway (wK) × 2.

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FEN: 3b1K2/5P2/6p1/8/6n1/2r1p2k/b6q/4B3

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Doré, Marcel

Themes-64, 1957

Spec. Prize

Example: Hideaway
h#2  (3+4)

1.Bc1 Rxa7 2.Qa1 Rb8#

bQ hideaway.

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FEN: 6k1/p7/8/6b1/3q4/8/8/RR5K

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Chlubna, Friedrich

Schach-Echo, 1975

Comm.

Example: Hideaway
h#4 2.1... (2+6)

1.Qh6 f6 2.Bb8 f7 3.Rg3 f8=Q+ 4.Rg8 Qxh6#
1.Bc7 Kb7 2.Qe5 f6 3.Rh3 f7 4.Rh7 f8=Q#

bQ hideaways.

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FEN: K6k/8/2n2q2/5P2/3p4/2r3b1/8/8

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