Sabra 25 theme

H#2 theme: White's first move (W1) is a sacrifice, capturing Black's move (B2) must have the departure effect: a direct unguard or an indirect self-pin.

This is the theme of the 25th SABRA Composing Tourney (Fujairah, 2022).

Witztum, Menachem

Problemas, 2022

Example: Sabra 25 theme
h#2 b) bPe2→d2  (6+14)

a) 1.Qa4 Rxc6 2.Qxc6 Bxa5#
b) 1.Sgf3 Bxh4 2.Sxh4 Rxe5#

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FEN: 3B4/6K1/2p1R3/p1ppp3/3p3p/3P3b/4pN1n/q3krnN

Witztum, Menachem

Problemas, 2022

Example: Sabra 25 theme
h#2 b) wSb7  (6+16)

a) 1.Qc3 Bxd5+ 2.Bxd5 Rxc3#
b) 1.Qb2 Sxc5 2.Bxc5 d3#

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FEN: 8/1B2p3/1p2p3/1pnnp2r/prkbb2R/R3Pp2/p1qP4/7K

Witztum, Menachem

Polish Chess Federation, 2022

Example: Sabra 25 theme
h#2 b) wRg1  (7+8)

a) 1.b5 Sf3 2.exf3 Bxf2#
b) 1.b6 Sxg6 2.fxg6 Rg5#

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FEN: 8/1p1pKp2/3P2p1/2k5/1N2pp1N/2PP4/5p2/6B1