No.856,857 (KM&SK)

kmlynkaNo.856, 857
Karol Mlynka

Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) & Seethamaram K. (India)


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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)


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 Mlynka

original – 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 King
Royal Rook-Locust g2

No.856.1 Karol Mlynka & Seetharaman K.
Slovakia / India

version 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→g7
Black Transmuted King
Royal Rook-Locust g2

No.857 Karol Mlynka

original – 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

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

  1. Seetharamanseetharaman 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.

  3. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    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.

  5. Georgy EvseevGeorgy Evseev says:

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

    • Seetharamanseetharaman 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#.

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