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No.510 (TP)

Thomas Pantalacci (France)


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No.510 by Thomas Pantalacci – Nice to see KoBul Kings condition and thematic mates! (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. Captures are illegal if their result is self-check 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.

No.510 Thomas Pantalacci
original – 07.03.2014
510-h#2-tph#2                 b) wRe4               (3+5)
KoBul Kings
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Paul Raican
Paul Raican
March 8, 2014 22:27

3.Rxd5? self-check in a) and 3.Bxc4? self-check in b)

Kjell Widlert
Kjell Widlert
March 9, 2014 01:04
Reply to  Paul Raican

So the mates show a clever kind of KoBul pins!

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