János Mikitovics (Hungary)
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No.358 – János Mikitovics – Surprising neutral promotions! (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. Сaptures are illegal if their result is self-cheсk 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.
Anti-Circe: After a capture the capturing piece (Ks included) must immediately be removed to its game array square (necessarily vacant, else the capture is illegal). R, B & S go to the square of the same colour as the capture; Ps stay on the file of capture.
No.358 János Mikitovics
h=3 b) -Ka1 (2+2+3)
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a) 1.nPc2xb1=nR[a1=rB][nRb1->a8] nPb7xa8=nS[h8=nrR][nSa8->b1]2.nrRh8-b8 rBa1xg7[b8=nrR][wrBg7->c1] 3.nrRb8xb1[b1=nrS][nrSb1->g8]rBc1-g5 =
b) 1.nPc2-c1=nS Bb1xg6[h8=nK][wBg6->f1] 2.nPb7-b6 nKh8xg7[g7=nrR][nrRg7->a1] 3.nrRa1xc1[c1=nrS][nrSc1->b8] Bf1-b5 =(С+ by Popeye v4.63)
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