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This problem by Kenneth Solja is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Reeves (19/2/1939 – 3/12/2012).
No.181 – h#3, “Starting position as cross” (Author) – A solemn miniature… (JV)
The symbol 22.214.171.124.1.1 means that black makes only one key-move and after that follow two solutions-variants.
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.181 Kenneth Solja
to the memory of Christopher Reeves
h#3 126.96.36.199.1.1 (2+5)
Take & Make
Solutions: (click to show/hide)
1.Sc5-e4 +! 1…. d3*e4-c3 [brK=rS] + 2.rSd4-b3 + rKd2-c2 + 3.rSb3-a1 + rKc2-b2#
1…. rKd2-e1 2.rKd4-e3 d3*e4-g3 [brK=rS] 3.rSe3-g2 + rKe1-f2 #
Starting position as cross. (Author)
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