Emmanuel Manolas (Greece) & János Mikitovics (Hungary)
Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (I): January – April
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No.290 by Emmanuel Manolas & János Mikitovics – The idea is based on No.287 but with a more interesting content! (JV)
Series Auto-stalemate in N moves (Ser-!=N): Plays only White and after a series of N moves it is stalemate.
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.
PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.
No.290 Emmanuel Manolas & János Mikitovics
Greece / Hungary
original-05.04.2013 (from No.287)
a) diagram; PWC
b) +bRg5; KoBul Kings
Solution: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Kd3-c2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.nPe4xd5 [+bPe4] 4.nPd5xe6 [+bRd5] 5.nPe6-e7 6.nPe7-e8=nR 7.nRe8-b8 8.nRb8xh8 [+bQb8] 9.nRh8xh5 [+bPh8] 10.nRh5-h7 11.nRh7xh3 [+bBh7] 12.nRh3-h1 13.nRh1-e1 14.nRe1xe4 [+bPe1=bQ] !=
b) 1.Kd3-d2 ! 2.nPe2-e4 3.Kd2-e3 4.Ke3-f4 5.nPe4xd5 6.nPd5xe6 [brK=rR] 7.nPe6-e7 8.nPe7-e8=nB 9.nBe8xh5 [brR=rK] 10.nBh5-g4 11.Kf4xg3 12.Kg3-h2 13.Kh2-h1 14.nBg4xh3 [brK=rB] !=
(Self)-pins + Excelsiors/nR&B (Authors)