Hideaway maneuver

Two or more consecutive moves of a piece, the sole purpose of which is to go to a square, from where this piece does not disturb the solution.

A more formal definition of the hideaway maneuver: A piece X doing a maneuver from square A to square B could, instead, hypothetically have been removed from the board and the solution would remain successful. The length of the maneuver must be at least 2 moves.

Additional restrictions and permissions:

1) If X hypothetically stayed on square A instead of doing the maneuver, it would disturb the solution.

2) The final and intermediate squares of the maneuver must differ from A.

3) At least one move of the maneuver must not be the only legal move available to X.

4) The moves of the maneuver do not necessarily follow in succession.

5) In the initial position of the problem, X does not necessarily stand on square A.

See also: Hideaway.

Dolginovich, Nikolay

Die Schwalbe, 1993

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#2 2.1... (9+11)

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

Hideaway maneuver (bB, capturing, 2) × 2.

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

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Maslar, Zdravko

feenschach, 1988

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#5  (2+9)

1.Qa1 c4 2.Qh1 c5 3.g1=R c6 4.Ra1 c7 5.Ra7 c8=Q#

bQ hideaway maneuver.

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FEN: k7/q3p3/4p3/5p2/3p4/1K1p4/2Pb2p1/8

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Foldeak, Walter Arpad

Christmas Card, 1950

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#3  (5+9)

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

bQ hideaway maneuver is a part of the longer waiting maneuver.

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

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Štambuk, Sveto

Sahovski vjesnik, 1951

3rd HM

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#2  (5+4)

1.Sc2 Bh6 2.Sa1 Bc4#

The last move of bS hideaway maneuver is the waiting move.

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FEN: 5B2/5k2/5b2/1B6/7N/4n3/7p/4R2K

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Süddeutscher Rundfunk, 1960

2nd Prize

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#3  (10+11)

1.Ke3 Bh1 2.Qxh1 Kxg3 3.Qa8 c6#

bQ hideaway maneuver with the capture of the white piece and a tempo move.

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FEN: B7/3p4/1B1P2p1/2P3Pp/5k1K/2pP2pP/2Pp1p1q/4brN1

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Maslar, Zdravko

Die Schwalbe, 1981

3rd HM

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#3  (6+9)

1.Sf3 Rh1 2.Qxh1+ Kxg3 3.Qa1 d4#

bQ hideaway maneuver with the capture of the white piece and a tempo move.

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FEN: 8/8/5p2/3P1kpp/6pq/p2P2p1/P1B3Kn/R7

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Lindner, László

Magyar Sakkvilág TT, 1950

1st-3rd Prize

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#3  (4+8)

1.S4f3 a7 2.Sd2 a8=Q 3.Sxb1 Qa7#

bS hideaway maneuver is a part of the longer waiting maneuver. The last move of the hideaway maneuver is a waiting move.

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FEN: 8/5p2/P4Kp1/6P1/7n/8/6pn/1R3bkr

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Liskovets, Valery

The Problemist, 2020

Example: Hideaway maneuver
h#4.5  (10+9)

1...e6 2.Bf8 exf7 3.Bc5 f8=Q 4.Bb6 c5 5.Bb1 Qxf6#

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FEN: 8/p1p2pb1/p1P2p1p/P2BPP1P/1PP1P3/8/b7/k4K2

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