Brasil theme

On the two squares where a white knight could check the black king, it would interfere with the line of guard of a white rook or bishop. Therefore in each two phases White moves the rook or bishop anti-critically, enabling the knight to mate on the critical square.

See also: Anti-critical move.

Alias: Brasil motif.

Abdurahmanović, Fadil

Magyar Sakkelet, 1979

Example: Brasil theme
h#2 2.1... (5+6)

1.Ba7 Bxh6 2.Rd4 Se3#
1.Rd1 Rxh6 2.Bd4 Sd6#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/8/R2r3p/p3nk2/2N5/K3b3/5N2/2B5

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