Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
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No.361 by Juraj Lörinc – A complicated s#6 with interesting Kobul Kings motives! (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.
No.361 Juraj Lörinc
s#6 (12+5) С+
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.Ba1! zz ([2.Ke8 …])
Two model mates by the black king. There is some analogy between two variations:
There is only one KoBul Kings selfmate in the big WinChloe database so far.
· this might be seen as paradox in selfmate where black needs material to mate with only black K&P on the diagram,
· Actually the construction was very difficult given the main theme, with looming cooks and duals throughout (anyone doubting may try something similar).