Kniest theme

White captures on the square where the black King will be mated.

See also: White Kniest theme; Zajic theme.

Kniest, Peter

Aachener Nachrichten, 1967

Example: Kniest theme
h#2*  (6+5)

1...Bxc3 2.Kxc3 Rc4#

1.Qb4 Rxc3+ 2.Kxc3 Rc4#

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FEN: 8/8/8/B7/3R4/RqpP4/2kb4/KnN5

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Semenenko, Oleksandr

Bulletin Loschinski & Umnow 100 MT, 2012

1st Prize

Example: Kniest theme
h#3 3.1... (6+9)

1.Bb3 Sxc3 2.Kxc3 Rxd5 3.Qb4 Bxe5#
1.Bc6 Rxd5+ 2.Kxd5 Bxe5 3.Qc5 Sxc3#
1.gxf4 Bxe5+ 2.Kxe5 Sxc3 3.Qf6 Rxd5#

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FEN: 8/7K/3q1B2/2RpnPp1/b1pk1P2/2p5/2p5/1N6

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Meinking, Daniel E.

Wiehagen, Rolf

F. Abdurahmanovic-60 JT, StrateGems, 2000

2nd Prize

Example: Kniest theme
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#

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

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Jonsson, Bernt Christer

Mat Plus, 2009

2nd Prize

Example: Kniest theme
h#3.5 2.1... (3+10)

1...Sf3 2.Kd5 Sxe5 3.Kxe5 Sg1 4.Rd5 Sf3#
1...Sc3 2.Rb4 Sxa4 3.Kb5 Se2 4.Kxa4 Sc3#

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FEN: 8/8/2kpp3/p3p1K1/p2rr3/pp6/4N3/6N1

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Luce, S├ębastien

Die Schwalbe, TT-214, 2019

2nd HM

Example: Kniest theme
h#4.5 2.1... (4+8)

1...Sf6 2.Sg5 Sxh5 3.Kf3 Sf4 4.Kg4 Sd5 5.Kh5 Sf6#
1...Sc7 2.Kd3 Sxa6 3.Kc4 Sb4 4.Kb5 Sd5 5.Ka6 Sc7#

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FEN: 8/pb4K1/p1p5/p1PN3q/8/5nP1/4k3/8

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