Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.451 by Karol Mlynka – A paradoxical two-men selfmate! (JV)
Pressburger King (Super Transmuting King): King which definitively takes up the nature of the checking piece (and thus loses his royal status).
Royal piece: Piece that executes a function of the King on the board.
No.451 Karol Mlynka
s#4 b) rPc6→f6 (1+1)
Pressburger King h5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
a) 1.Kg4! rPc5 2.Kf3 rPc4 3.Ke2 rPc3 4.Kd1 rPc2#
b) 1.Kh4! rPf5 2.Kh3 rPf4 3.Kh2 rPf3 4.Kg1 rPf2#
(С+ by Popeye 4.63)
Total chameleon echo model mates by 1+1 units. (The first time mated Pressburger King.) (Author).