Trebuchet

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A trebuchet is a type of reciprocal zugzwang occuring in pawn endgames, where whoever it is to move loses. The position below is the most common trebuchet position.

In the diagram below, White is to play, and wants to reach the above trebuchet position with Black to move, as we have seen.
Below is rarer example of a trebuchet. If black is to move, then he only has one legal move, 1...b3, which allows white to win by 2 axb3#. With white to move black wins easily.

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    soldierpiper

    Interesting I would offer a draw at that point.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    NimzoRoy

    I never heard of this word as a chess term before but I'm familar with the position (which soldierpiper isn't or he wouldn't be offering a draw at any point)

    Origin of TREBUCHET

    Middle English trebochet, from Anglo-French trebuchet
    First Known Use: 15th century
    : a medieval military engine for hurling heavy missiles (as rocks)
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    kyldyl

    :)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    WindowsEnthusiast

    Some aren't as simple. These diagrams are also trebuchets.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    ruboutman

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!VERY WELL DONE TO YOU.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    Fasaa

    These are the positions where you need to know how to play opposition and triangulation.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    crush07

    Good One, I have tried to use that for years

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    ashutoshchess

    i want to play chess with other members
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    ashutoshchess

    i want to play chess with other members
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    1plus1is4

    no one cares

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    1plus1is4

    no one cares

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    ruboutman

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    opettet-743

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