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No.489 by Karol Mlynka – Four difficult solutions! (JV)
Pressburger King (Super Transmuting King): King which definitively takes up the nature of the checking piece (and thus loses his royal status).
No.489 Karol Mlynka
h#2 4 solutions (5+6)
Pressburger King c5
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
I. 1.b2-b1=Q Kc5-d4 2.Qb1-a1 + Kd4xa1=Q #
II. 1.b2-b1=S Kc5-d5 2.Sb1-c3 + Kd5xc3=S #
III. 1.Rb4xb5 + Kc5-c6=R 2.Rb5xb6 Rc6xb6 #
IV. 1.Rb4xc4 + Kc5-c8=R 2.Rc4-b4 Rc8-a8 #
(C+ by Popeye 4.63)
Nice problem. The solutions may not be difficult, especially the first two.! I like the differenciation of the two rook checks.
What’s the purpose of wSc4 in the 1st mate?
And of wBe8 in 2nd?