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No.265 (JM)

János Mikitovics (Hungary)


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No.265 – János Mikitovics – Non-standard echo-play! (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. ?aptures are illegal if their result is self-che?k because of the transformation of the ?ings 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.

Chameleon: On completing a move, a Chameleon (from classical standard type) changes into another piece, in the sequence Q-S-B-R-Q…  Promotion may be to a chameleon at any stage in the cycle.

KoKo: A move is possible only if the piece moved arrives on a square next to another unit.

No.265 János Mikitovics
Dedicated to Diyan Kostadinov
hs#6                                          (1+0+3)
b) cQa3?f8 c) nKh4?b1 d) nKh4?d7
Chameleon Qa3
Kobul Kings
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Janos Mikitovics
Janos Mikitovics
February 23, 2013 22:49

Additional twins may be from the d-position.


I) nKd7 to f6
II) nKd7 to a4
III) nPc3 to a2
IV) cQa3 to b3 with 2 solutions
V) cQa3 to e2

These are thematic variants, but the first moves are repeated, the nPc3 is not playing in V, etc.

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