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No.170 – h#1.5 by Kenneth Solja – A nice demonstration of Zilahi-theme in a very difficult synthesis of two fairy conditions! (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. 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.
Take & Make: Having captured, a unit must immediately, as part of its move, play a non-capturing move in imitation of the captured unit from the capture-square. If no such move is available, the capture is illegal. Promotion by capture occurs only when a pawn arrives on the promotion rank as the result of a take&make move. Checks are as in normal chess: after the notional capture of the checked K, the checking unit does not move away from the K’s square.
No.170 Kenneth Solja
h#1.5 2 solutions (3+4)
Solution: (click to show/hide)
I. 1… rKh4 2. rKxg5-h7(wrK=rS) Sxe5-f6(brK=rL)#
II. 1. – Sxe3-f3(brK=rT) 2. rTxf3-h2(wrK=rS)+ Sxe4-f3(brT=rL)#
Echomates. Miniature. (Author)
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