# No.623 (GG)

 No.623 Gani Ganapathi(India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2014 (III): September – December →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2014(III) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.623 by Gani Ganapathi – Nice thematic sacrifices of the black S! (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. 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 GanapathiIndiaoriginal – 13.10.2014 Solutions: (click to show/hide) white Kb2 Rb7 black Kc8 Sd5 Pb3 h#3            2 solutions         (2+3)KoBul Kings 1.Sd5-c3 Kb2*c3[c8=rS] 2.rSc8-d6 Rb7-d7 + 3.rSd6-b5 + Kc3-b4 # 1.Sd5-c7 Rb7*c7[c8=rS] + 2.rSc8-b6 Rc7-c6 + 3.rSb6-a4 + Kb2-a3 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} Echo mates and Tanagra with Kobulkings. (Author)