Original Problems, Julia’s Fairies – 2013 (III): September- December
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No.439 by Karol Mlynka – Interesting “Rex solus” play! (JV)
Pressburger King (Super Transmuting King): King which definitively takes up the nature of the checking piece (and thus loses his royal status).
Diagram Circe: As Circe, but the captured piece reappears on the diagram position rebirth square.
Bishophopper(BH): As Grasshopper, but moves on Bishop lines only.
RoyalBishophopper(rBH): As Bishophopper, but the piece executes a function of the King on the board.
Grasshopper(G): Moves along Q-lines over another unit of either color to the square immediately beyond that unit. A capture may be made on arrival, but the hurdle is not affected.
No.439 Karol Mlynka
#3 DiagramCirce (1+6)
Royal Bishophopper a8
Pressburger King d5
Solution: (click to show/hide)
1.Kc5! ~ 2.Kb6! Se6 3.Ka7# (2.Kc6?, 3. Kb7?),
(С+ by Popeye 4.63)
Echo model mates, Rex solus by White superminimal in a miniature with diagram circe & reciprocal change of function. (Capture by wK brings black piece back to the diagram square.) (Author).