White Zajic theme

A white piece moves to an actual or prospective vacant square adjacent to the white king and gets captured there, later the king captures the capturing black piece on the same square. Unlike the basic Zajic theme, the roles of the thematic white and black pieces are reversed.

See also: White Kniest theme; Zajic theme.

Neef, Wilfried

The Problemist, 2000

Example: White Zajic theme
h#2 2.1... (10+8)

1.exf4 Rc7 2.Sxc7 Kxc7#
1.exd4 R7b6 2.Sxb6 Kxb6#

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FEN: BQ6/BR1Pp3/2K1pb2/1R1np3/1P1PkP2/3np3/8/8

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Burbach, Johannes Jacob

Sanderse, Jacobus Theodorus

Probleemblad, 1980

2nd Comm.

Example: White Zajic theme
h#2 4.1... (9+11)

1.Qf1 fxe3 2.fxe3 Kxe3#
1.Qc4+ Qxc4 2.bxc4 Kxc4#
1.Qd3+ Qxd3 2.exd3 Kxd3#
1.Ba5 Sc5 2.dxc5+ Kxc5#

White Zajic in one solution.

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FEN: 5N1k/2bN3P/3p4/1p1P1p2/1P1Kpp2/2Q1pp2/p3qP2/B7

Norri, Joose

J. Gruengard MT, 2002

5th HM

Example: White Zajic theme
h#2.5 b) wBh3→d3  (8+11)

a) 1...Bg4 2.Bxg4 Kxg4 3.Ke4 Sf6#
b) 1...Sg5 2.Qxg5+ Kxg5 3.Ke6 Bxc4#

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FEN: 3b4/2pPr1nN/2P3P1/2Pkp2b/2pp3K/4q2B/4P1p1/8

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Lois, Jorge Joaquin

Kapros, Jorge Marcelo

Maroc Echecs, 2011

4th Prize

Example: White Zajic theme
h#4 2.1... (3+9)

1.Rd6 Se2 2.fxe2 Kxe2 3.Kd5 Kd3 4.Qe5 Sb4#
1.Qe7 Se3 2.fxe3+ Kxe3 3.Kd6 Kd4 4.Rc6 Sb5#

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FEN: 8/3r4/2k1p3/2r3q1/5p2/2N2p2/2Np1K2/7b

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Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Zajic, Helmut

Schach-Aktiv, 2005

Example: White Zajic theme
h#3 2.1... (5+10)

1.b3 Rxg5 2.Qa3+ Bxa3 3.Kxa3 Rxa5#
1.Qxc3+ Bb2 2.Qxb2+ Kxb2 3.Bb5 Ra1#

White and Black Zajic themes.

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FEN: 7b/2p5/3p4/p1q3p1/kp1p4/2P5/3P4/K1B2bR1

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