Julia's Fairies

No.290 (EM&JM)

Emmanuel Manolas (Greece) & János Mikitovics (Hungary)


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No.290 by Emmanuel Manolas & János Mikitovics –  The idea is based on No.287 but with a more interesting content! (JV)


Series Auto-stalemate in N moves (Ser-!=N): Plays only White and after a series of N moves it is stalemate.

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.

PWC: When a capture is made, the captured unit (except a King) is replaced on the square the capturing unit just leaves. A Pawn is immovable on its 1st rank.

No.290 Emmanuel Manolas & János Mikitovics
Greece / Hungary
original-05.04.2013 (from No.287)
Ser-!=14                                   (1+7+1)
a) diagram; PWC
b) +bRg5; KoBul Kings
Solution: (click to show/hide)

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