Sharp theme

The first White move forms a battery, which is on the second White move abandoned by move of the rear piece. The black king is checkmated on a square the unused battery aimed at.

Sharp, Robert

Die Schwalbe, 1993

Example: Sharp theme
h#2.5 b) wRd8  (4+5)

a) 1...Bxe7 2.Bf7 Bg5 3.Ba2 Bc1#
b) 1...Rxd3 2.Sc4 Rd1 3.Sb2 Ra1#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 1K1Bb3/4p3/8/2N1n3/8/k1Pp4/8/8

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