# No.856,857 (KM&SK)

 No.856, 857 Karol Mlynka(Slovakia) No.856.1Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) & Seethamaram K. (India) Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2015 (II): July – December →Previous ; →Next ; →List 2015(II) Please send your original fairy problems to: julia@juliasfairies.com

No.856, 857 by Karol Mlynka – Two different kinds of problems show specific effects of Super-Transmuting King. (JV)

No.856.1 by Karol Mlynka & Seetharaman K. – An improved version of No.856. (JV)

Definitions:

Rook-Locust(LR): Moves along Rook lines only by capturing an enemy unit, arriving on the square immediately beyond that unit, which must be vacant (Moves like Locust, but on Rook-lines only).

Pressburger King (Super-Transmuting King): After being checked, the Supertransmuting King must immediately move like the checking piece and then losing his royal status definitively takes up its nature. When no such move is available, the ST King side parries the check normally. If the checked King cannot move, it is a mate.

Transmuted Kings: When they are threatened, the Kings move only like the threatening unit(s).

 No.856 Karol MlynkaSlovakiaoriginal – 14.07.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) White royal LRg2 White Pb7 Black Bd5 Sd4 Ke4 hs#2          b) Pb7→e7             (2+3)Black Super-Transmuting KingRoyal Rook-Locust g2 a) 1.b7-b8=LR Sd4-b5 2.LRb8*b5-b4 + Ke4*b4-a4=LR # b) wPb7-->e7 1.e7-e8=LR + Sd4-e6 2.LRe8*e6-e5 + Ke4*e5-e6=LR # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} 2-fold promotion to chameleon Rook-Locust and transformation of Pressburger King to LR with battery mates in a tanagra. (Author) No.856.1 Karol Mlynka & Seetharaman K.Slovakia / Indiaversion of No.856 – 15.07.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) White royal LRg2 White Pb7 Black Bc6 Qc5 Ke4 hs#2                                        (2+3)b) Pb7→e7; c) Pb7→g7Black Transmuted KingRoyal Rook-Locust g2 a) 1.b7-b8=LR Qc5-b5 2.LRb8*b5-b4+ Ke4*b4-a4=LR# b) wPb7-->e7 1.e7-e8=LR+ Qc5-e7 2.LRe8*e7-e6+ Ke4*e6-e7=LR# c) wPb7-->g7 1.g7-g8=LR Qc5-g5+ 2.LRg8*g5-g4+ Ke4*g4-h4=LR# { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} No.857 Karol MlynkaSlovakiaoriginal – 14.07.2015 Solutions: (click to show/hide) White Qd5 Pc4 Pd4 Rb3 Pc2 Pd2 Pf2 Ke1 Sh1 Black Pd6 Pb4 Ph3 Pa2 Pe2 Pg2 Ph2 Ka1 #3                                              (9+8)White Super-Transmuting King 1.d2-d3 ? threat: 2.Qd5-g5 threat: 3.Qg5-c1 # 1...g2-g1=B 2.Rb3*b4 zugzwang. 2...Bg1*f2 + 3.Ke1-c3=B # but 1...g2-g1=S ! 1.Rb3*b4 ! threat: 2.Qd5-f3 threat: 3.Qf3-c3 # 1...g2-g1=S 2.c2-c3 zugzwang. 2...Sg1-f3 + 3.Ke1-c2=S # 1...g2-g1=B 2.d2-d3 zugzwang. 2...Bg1*f2 + 3.Ke1-c3=B # 1...g2*h1=B 2.Qd5*h1 threat: 3.Ke1*e2 # { (C+ by Popeye 4.69)} Change of continuation. Salazar theme. Underpromotions. White unblocks for Pressburger King. (Author)

### 10 Responses to No.856,857 (KM&SK)

1. seetharaman says:

Easy to have a third twin:
white Pg7, Royal lrg2
black Qc5, Ke4,Bc6
(c) Pg7
Sol: 1.g8=LR Qg5 + 2.LRg8*g5-g4 + K*g4-h4=LR#

2. Karol Mlynka says:

Thank you very much, Ram. I’m glad you’re a new co-author. We ask Julia to adjust it in the publication.
Karol

• seetharaman says:

Thanks Karol Mlynka! Glad to be associated with a famous name 🙂

3. seetharaman says:

856.1:
With the black bishop at c6, blackTransmutingking will work as well. Supertransmuting not necessary. Sorry I did not notice it immediately.

4. Karol Mlynka says:

Yes, BlackTransmutedKing is good.

• Julia says:

Ok, condition for No.856.1 is corrected to Black Transmuted King!

• seetharaman says:

Thanks Julia for instant response !

5. Georgy Evseev says:

In fact it looks like the only reason Transmuting King is used is to avoid some duals on the mating move.

• seetharaman says:

You are right Georgy. Duals can also be avoided by using a black royal rook-hopper. But solution ((b) will not work. Perhaps there is another setting where it may work.

6. Karol Mlynka says:

The solution by 856.1 is now
(without transformation to LR):
a) 1.b7-b8=LR Qc5-b5 2.LRb8*b5-b4+ Ke4*b4-a4#;
b) wPb7–>e7
1.e7-e8=LR+ Qc5-e7 2.LRe8*e7-e6+ Ke4*e6-e7#;
c) wPb7–>g7
1.g7-g8=LR Qc5-g5+ 2.LRg8*g5-g4+ Ke4*g4-h4#.