Tempo check

A checking tempo move by White or Black.

See also: Tempo move; Tempo maneuver.

Paliulionis, Viktoras

Match Latvia-Lithuania-Leningrad, 1986

1-2 Place

Example: Tempo check
h#2 b) -wSb4  (5+2)

a) 1.Qc5+ Sd5 2.Qa3 Sb6#
b) 1.Qe3+ Be4 2.Qa3 Bc6#

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FEN: 8/8/8/4K3/kN6/3B4/P7/2q1B3

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Foldeak, Walter Arpad

Christmas Card, 1950

Example: Tempo check
h#3  (5+9)

1.a1=Q+ Ke2 2.Qe5+ Kf1 3.Qb5 Rxb3#

Two tempo checks are part of the tempo maneuver.

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FEN: 8/8/5N2/p6p/rpP4p/Rp5k/p4P1p/3K4

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Korponai, József

Problemista, 1968

Example: Tempo check
h#2 2.1... (5+6)
b) wKb5→f5

a)
1.Se4 Sf6+ 2.Qxf6 Sc7#
1.Se6 Sc7+ 2.Qxc7 Sf6#
b)
1.Sc4 Sb6+ 2.Qxb6 Se7#
1.Sc6 Se7+ 2.Qxe7 Sb6#

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FEN: N2q2N1/7p/3p3P/1Knkn3/8/4P3/8/8

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Kricheli, Josif

Schach-Echo, 1975

3rd Prize

Example: Tempo check
h#2 3.1... (4+14)

1.Sc3 Shf1+ 2.Rxf1 Kxb4#
1.Sf6 Sxf3 2.Bxf3 Kxb5#
1.Sc7 Sg4+ 2.Rxg4 Kd6#

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FEN: 1b6/1p6/1Bb3r1/1pKn1p2/1n3p2/3pkpN1/3q3N/1r6

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