János Mikitovics (Hungary)
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No.265 – János Mikitovics – Non-standard echo-play! (JV)
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.
Chameleon: On completing a move, a Chameleon (from classical standard type) changes into another piece, in the sequence Q-S-B-R-Q… Promotion may be to a chameleon at any stage in the cycle.
KoKo: A move is possible only if the piece moved arrives on a square next to another unit.
No.265 János Mikitovics
Dedicated to Diyan Kostadinov
b) cQa3→f8 c) nKh4→b1 d) nKh4→d7
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.cQa3-b2=cS nPc3-c2 2.cSb2-d1=cB nPc2-c1=nB 3.cBd1-g4=cR nKh4-g3 4.nKg3-f3 nBc1-f4 5.cRg4-g5=cQ nKf3xf4 [nK=nrB] 6.cQg5-g3=cS nPe7-e5 [nrB=nrB] #
b) 1.nPe7-e8=ncB ncBe8-h5=ncR 2.cQf8-b4=cS nKh4-g4 3.ncRh5-f5=ncQ nKg4-f4 4.cSb4-d3=cB nKf4-e3 5.nPc3-c4 nKe3-e2 6.ncQf5-f1=ncS + nPc4xd3 [nrcK=nrcB] #
c) 1.cQa3-b3=cS nKb1-c2 2.cSb3-d4=cB nPe7-e5 3.nKc2-d2 nPc3-c2 4.nKd2-d1 nPc2-c1=ncB 5.nKd1-d2 nKd2-c3 6.ncBc1-b2=ncR + nPe5xd4 [nrcK=nrcB] #
d) 1.nPe7-e8=ncS ncSe8-d6=ncB 2.cQa3-c5=cS + nKd7xd6 [nrK=nrcB] 3.cSc5-b3=cB nPc3-c2 4.nPc2-c4 nrcBd6-a3=nrcR [nrcB=nrcR] 5.cBb3-a2=cR nrcRa3- c3=nrcQ [nrcR=nrcQ] 6.nrcQc3-a1=nrcS [nrcQ=nrcS] nrcSa1-b3=nrcB [nrcS=nrcB] #
Double chameleon echo mates (without symmetric play). (Author)