# No.439 (KM)

 No.439 Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December   →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2013(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.439 by Karol Mlynka – Interesting “Rex solus” play! (JV)

Definitions:

Pressburger King (Super Transmuting King): King which definitively takes up the nature of the checking piece (and thus loses his royal status).

Diagram Circe: As Circe, but the captured piece reappears on the diagram position rebirth square.

Bishophopper(BH): As Grasshopper, but moves on Bishop lines only.

RoyalBishophopper(rBH): As Bishophopper, but the piece executes a function of the King on the board.

Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.

 No.439 Karol Mlynka Slovakia original-28.11.2013   #3              DiagramCirce            (1+6)Royal Bishophopper a8 Bishophopper d7Pressburger King d5     Solution: (click to show/hide)   1.Kc5! ~ 2.Kb6! Se6 3.Ka7# (2.Kc6?, 3. Kb7?),1…Sa4+ a 2.K×a4=S [+bSb2]! ~ 3.Sb6# A, 2…S×a4 a [+wSd5] 3.Sc7# B, (2.Ka6? Se6! b)1…Se6+ b 2.K×e6=S [+bSf8]! ~ 3.Sc7# B, 2…S×e6 b [+wSd5] 3.Sb6# A, (2.K×d7? Sa4! a). (С+ by Popeye 4.63)   Echo model mates, Rex solus by White superminimal in a miniature with diagram circe & reciprocal change of function. (Capture by wK brings black piece back to the diagram square.) (Author).