Indian

To allow the opposing king a flight, a line-piece moves across a critical square so that a second unit can temporarily occupy that square and thereby create a shut-off (subsequently moving away from the critical square).

See also: Critical move; Maslar theme; Cheney-Loyd theme.

Alias: Helpmate Indian theme.

Loyd, Samuel

The Chess Monthly, 1860 (version)

Example: Indian
h#3  (3+2)

1.Kf6 Ra8 2.Kg7 Bb8 3.Kh8 Be5#

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FEN: 6R1/7q/8/5k2/3K1B2/8/8/8

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Maroc Echecs, 2019

1st Prize

Example: Indian
h#5*  (3+2)

1...Bd4 2.Kc4 Bh8+ 3.Kd5 Kg7 4.f5 Rd4+ 5.Ke5 Kf7#

1.Kc2 Re8 2.Kd3 Be7 3.Ke4 Bf8+ 4.Kf5 Re5+ 5.Kf6 Bg7#

Indian (x2)

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FEN: 8/5p1K/5B2/8/4R3/1k6/8/8

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Meinking, Daniel E.

Wiehagen, Rolf

F. Abdurahmanovic-60 JT, StrateGems, 2000

2nd Prize

Example: Indian
h#4.5 2.1... (4+9)

1...Re2 2.Kc4 Rxa2+ 3.Kb3 Rf2 4.Bb1 Be2 5.Ka2 Bc4#
1...Be2 2.Ke4 Bxg4+ 3.Kf4 Bd1 4.g5 Re2 5.Kg4 Re4#

Indian (x2)

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FEN: 8/8/6p1/3knb2/6p1/p5p1/p5P1/r3RB1K

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Rehm, Hans Peter

Schach-Echo, 1988

1st Prize

Example: Indian
h#7  (3+11)

1.Bh5 Kc1 2.Kg4 Kd1 3.Kh4+ Ke1 4.Bd1 Kf2 5.Se2 Kf3 6.Sg3+ Kf4 7.Bh5 hxg3#

Black Indian (x2)

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FEN: 8/2p3p1/2p3p1/3p1k2/3p1n2/3p3p/3P3P/1K1b4

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Ellinghoven, Bernd

idee & form, 2000

2nd Prize

Example: Indian
h#5  (2+4)

1.Ba2 Sb3 2.Kf8 Kxe6 3.e1=R+ Kf6 4.Re8 Sc5 5.Bg8 Sd7#

Bicolor Indian.

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FEN: 8/5k2/4p3/3bK3/3N4/8/4p3/8

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

Die Schwalbe, 1988

Comm.

Example: Indian
h#6  (2+4)

1.Ba8 Bb7 2.Rh2 Kd7 3.g3 Bc8 4.Kg2 Ke6 5.Kh3 Kf5 6.Bg2 Kg5#

Pericritical Indian.

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FEN: 2K5/8/8/8/6p1/8/3r2b1/5k1B

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Paliulionis, Viktoras

harmonie-aktiv, 2013

1st HM

Example: Indian
h#10.5  (2+4)

1...Bc2 2.d5 Bg6 3.Re7 Be8 4.Re1 Kc7 5.Kf3 Kd6 6.Ke2 Ke5 7.Kd1+ Kd4 8.Qe2 Kc3 9.d4+ Kb3 10.d3 Ba4 11.d2 Kb2#

Pericritical Indian.

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FEN: 2K5/1r1p4/8/1q6/B5k1/8/8/8

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Ellinghoven, Bernd

The Problemist, 2000

3rd Comm.

Example: Indian
h#5.5  (3+11)

1...Bh4 2.Bh2 g3 3.Kc7 Kf4 4.Bxg3+ Kg5 5.Kd8 Kf6 6.Bc7 Kf7#

Indian and Black-White Maslar.

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FEN: 1kqB4/1nbb4/1p6/1p6/1p4p1/2n1K3/6P1/3r4

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Ellinghoven, Bernd

Orbit, 2000

1st Prize

Example: Indian
h#5.5  (2+6)

1...Ba3 2.Sf6 Bc1 3.Rdd8 Bg5 4.Kd6 Kd4 5.Ke7+ Ke5 6.Rd7 Bxf6#

Black Indian

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FEN: 4rn2/3n1p2/8/2B1k3/3r4/2K5/8/8

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