# No.715 (KM)

 No.715 Karol Mlynka(Slovakia) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (I): January – June    →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(I) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.715 by Karol Mlynka – Pressburger King as Reх solus! (JV)

Definitions:

Royal piece: Piece that executes a function of the King on the board.

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

Ultraschachzwang: A piece may move only to check. If it doesn’t have checking moves it is stale-mated.

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.

Nightrider(N): (1,2) Rider. Operates along straight lines with squares lying a Knight`s move away from each other.

 No.715 Karol MlynkaSlovakiaoriginal – 09.02.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) Black royal Ga5 White Kb3 Black Ba8 Nh4 Rf1 #2                                         (1+4)UltraSchachZwangWhite Super-Transmuting KingRoyal Grasshopper a5Nightrider h4 1...Rf1-b1 + {a} 2.Kb3-a3=R # {A} 1...Rf1-f3 + {b} 2.Kb3-b5=R # {B} 1.Kb3-a3 ? zugzwang. 1...Nh4-b1 + 2.Ka3-c4=N # but 1...Nh4-g6 + ! 1.Kb3-a2 ? zugzwang. but 1...Ba8-d5 + ! 1.Kb3-a4 + ? but 1...Ba8-c6 + ! 1.Kb3-b2 ? zugzwang. 1...Rf1-b1 + {a} 2.Kb2-a2=R # {C} 1...Rf1-f2 + {c} 2.Kb2-b5=R # {B} but 1...Nh4-d6 + ! 1.Kb3-c3 ? zugzwang. 1...Rf1-c1 + {d} 2.Kc3-a3=R # {A} 1...Rf1-f3 + {b} 2.Kc3-c5=R # {D} but 1...Nh4-b1 + ! 1.Kb3-c2 ? zugzwang. 1...Rf1-c1 + {d} 2.Kc2-a2=R # {C} 1...Rf1-f2 + {c} 2.Kc2-c5=R # {D} 1...Nh4-f8 + 2.Kc2-e3=N # but 1...Ba8-e4 + ! 1.Kb3-c4 ? zugzwang. 1...Rf1-c1 + {d} 2.Kc4-a4=R # {E} 1...Rf1-f4 + {e} 2.Kc4-c5=R # {D} but 1...Ba8-d5 + ! 1.Kb3-b4 + ! 1...Rf1-b1 + {a} 2.Kb4-a4=R # {E} 1...Rf1-f4 + {e} 2.Kb4-b5=R # {B (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} Z-62-55 = Five changed and transferred mates in 6 phases of tanagra. Pressburger King as Rex solus. (Author)