Many-ways

A piece travels from square A to square B using different routes in different phases. Squares A and B are not the same. The idea should be shown in at least three phases.

See also: Anti-Pickaninny.

Feather, Christopher John

British Chess Magazine, 1995

Example: Many-ways
h#2 3.1... (7+6)

1.Qxc6 Re2 2.Qc4 Sf4#
1.Qxe6 Sc3 2.Qc4 Be4#
1.Qxd5 Ba4 2.Qc4 Re3#

Many-ways (bQ).

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FEN: 7K/2nq4/1PB1R3/3N4/1p1n4/3k4/5P2/b3B3

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Chepizhny, Viktor

Kudesnik-25 JT, 2015

1st Prize

Example: Many-ways
h#2 4.1... (10+8)

1.b5 Sd4 2.f5 Sc6#
1.f6 Se3 2.f5 Sxc4#
1.fxg6 Sf4 2.gxf5 Sg6#
1.fxe6 Bxg5 2.exf5 Bf4#

Many-ways (bP).

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FEN: 8/1p2Bp2/3RP1PP/K3kNp1/2p1n1p1/2P3pN/6P1/8

Csák, János

idee & form, 1991

4th HM

Example: Many-ways
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#

Many-ways (wS)

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

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Meinking, Dan

Die Schwalbe, 2002

4th Prize

Example: Many-ways
h#3.5 2.1... (3+12)
b) wPc6→g2

a)
1...Qxb2+ 2.Ke6 Qxb5 3.Qf6 Qxd3 4.Re5 Qd7#
1...Qxb5+ 2.Kd6 Qxb2 3.Rc5 Qg7 4.Qe5 Qd7#
b)
1...Qxb2+ 2.Ke4 Qxb5 3.Qd4 Qh5 4.Re5 Qf3#
1...Qxb5+ 2.Kf4 Qxb2 3.Rg5 Qb7 4.Qe5 Qf3#

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FEN: Kb1n4/2p5/n1P5/rp2k3/8/1Q1p2p1/1pp5/q7

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Luce, Sébastien

Die Schwalbe, TT-214, 2019

2nd HM

Example: Many-ways
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#

Many-ways (wS)

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

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