No.623 (GG)

Gani Ganapathi


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No.623 by Gani Ganapathi – Nice thematic sacrifices of the black S! (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. Captures are illegal if their result is self-check 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.

No.623 Gani Ganapathi

original – 13.10.2014

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white Kb2 Rb7 black Kc8 Sd5 Pb3

h#3            2 solutions         (2+3)
KoBul Kings

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