Original Problems (pages 41-50)

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Warm welcome to the very well-known author from Greece –  Emmanuel Manolas!

It’s nice to see KoBul Kings condition again! See Emmanuel’s series of 4 problems, showing this condition:

No.88 – #2, KobulKings – Interesting demonstration of KoBul Kings in a direct problem! (JV)

No.89 – h#2, KoBulKings Three elegant sacrifices of black pieces on b2, b3, b4. (JV)

No.90 – h#3, KoBulKings Five solutions! Not quite homogeneous, but nice strategy. (JV)

No.91 – hs#3, KoBulKings Two very difficult solutions. (JV)

Definition:

KoBul Kings  – When a piece (not a pawn) of his own side is captured, a King transforms into a Royal piece of the same type as the captured one. When the King is in the form of any Royal piece and there is a capture of one of the pawns of his own side, he becomes a normal King again. Сaptures are illegal if their result is self-cheсk because of the transformation of the Кings according to KoBul rules. Castling is allowed only if the KoBul King is on his initial square in the form of a normal King and if he has not already moved; however he may already have been transformed. In the case of capture by a King in AntiCirce he is reborn on his initial square and may castle. If the capture is by a King which is in the form of some Royal piece, he is reborn on the initial square of that piece.

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 No.88 Emmanuel Manolas Greece original – 14.08.2012   #2                                               (8+11) KoBul Kings     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   Tries : {1.Sc4? Rxg5(wK=SK)!}, {1.R1c5+? / R8c5+? dxc5(wK=RK)! (2.RKd3+?? Rxg5(wK=SK)!!)}, {1.Bb5? [2.Bc4#], 1…Bc6 2.Bxc6(bK=BK)#,       1…axb5(wK=BK)! (2.BKg2+?? Rxg5(wK=SK)!!)}, {1.Rf1? [2.Rxf5(bK=K)#] f4!}. {1.Rxa8(bK=BK)? [2.Bc6#], 1…Rxg5(wK=SK) 2.Bxf7(bK=K)#, 1…BKb7 / BKxa8(wK=RK) 2.Bc6#, 1…Sc2! (Theme Zappas single)} {1.Bxf7+? A Rxf7(wK=BK)! 2.BKg2+?? Rxa7(wK=K)!} {1.Bc6+? B Bxc6(wK=BK)!}   Key : 1.Kg2! [2.Bxf7# A / Bc6# B] 1…Rxg5(wK=SK)+ 2.SKf4#   After the key, where the two key-threats have already appeared as try-moves, wK is exposed to check.  (Author) No.89 Emmanuel Manolas Greece original – 14.08.2012   h#2               3 solutions             (5+7) KoBul Kings     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.Rb2 Kxb2(bK=RK) 2.Bxf7(wK=BK) Rg5# II. 1.Bb3 Kxb3(bK=BK) 2.Be5 Be6# III. 1.Qxb4(wK=K)+ Kxb4(bK=QK) 2.Re5 Rxf4(bK=K)#   {move B1} Black sacrifices 3 different pieces in 3 different squares (bR on b2, bB on b3, bQ on b4) … {move W1} … sacrifice accepted by wK. (Author) No.90 Emmanuel Manolas Greece original – 14.08.2012   h#3               5 solutions             (6+6) KoBul Kings     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   I. 1.Bb3 axb3(bK=BK) 2.BKb4 Sd5+ 3.BKa5 b4# II. 1.Rd3 Sxd3(bK=RK) 2.Sxg2(wK=K) Se5 3.RKf2 Kxg2(bK=SK)# III. 1.Rd5 Sxd5(bK=RK) 2.RKf2 Sf4 3.Be2 Kg1# IV. 1.Rd7 h6 2.Rf7 h7 3.Kg7 h8=Q# V. 1.Kg7 g4 2.Sg2 Kxg2(bK=SK) 3.Re8 h6#   Black self-blocks in each solution: two passive bRd8 & bBd1, three active bBd1-e2 & bRd8-d7-f7 & bRd8-e8.   (Author) No.91 Emmanuel Manolas Greece original – 14.08.2012   hs#3             b) Kb2→e1          (7+10) KoBul Kings     Solutions: (click to show/hide)   a) 1.Kxa7(bK=K) Qxg4(wK=K) 2.Bxg1(bK=BK) BKf6 3.Bd4+ Qxd4(wK=BK)# b) 1.Nxd8(bK=RK) Qe8 2.Bf2+ RKe5 3.Nc6+ Qxc6(wK=NK)#   Description of both solutions : White piece wX captures black piece bY, bQueen goes to proper square, bYKing goes 4 squares away, same piece wX is sacrificing while checking, bQueen captures wX and mates wXKing. (Author)

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2 Responses to Original Problems (pages 41-50)

1. seetharaman says:

Interesting ideas here. But not matching the high standard of Mr. Manolas.

2. Thanks!
This is the story of my life. Most of the time I seem to be inferior than my better self.