Stavrinides theme

In two phases, all visited squares compose a cycle where each square is visited by the same type of black and white piece.

Chernyavsky, Mikola

Probleemblad, 1972

Example: Stavrinides theme
h#2 2.1... (8+5)

1.Bd4 f4 2.Be4 c4#
1.c4 Bd4 2.f4 Be4#

aBcD-dAbC

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FEN: 5N2/B1K2P1B/8/2pk1p2/8/1PP2P2/5b2/7b

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Paliulionis Viktoras

Mat (Belgrade), 1986

1st Prize

Example: Stavrinides theme
h#2 2.1... (4+9)

1.Rc5 Sc4 2.Sb7 Rb6#
1.Rb6 Sb7 2.Sc4 Rc5#

aBcD-dCbA

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FEN: br6/8/p1Rn4/Nk6/1p6/1P6/2r1n1K1/2q5

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Lehen, Ludovit

Gvozdjak, Peter

Al Hamishmar, 1988

Example: Stavrinides theme
h#2 2.1... (4+8)

1.Qg4 d4 2.f3 Qe5#
1.d4 f3 2.Qe5 Qg4#

aBcD-bCdA

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FEN: b6b/8/5rp1/3p1k2/5p2/3P2Q1/4qP2/K7

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