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Problem 490: Karol Mlynka - Fairy (KoBul Kings, Take & Make, Double-Grasshopper)
karol.mlynka(01.01.2015) Happy New Year! Here is the first original for 2015 - a fairy problem by Karol Mlynka. It is a miniature with four solutions and four different mates by the wK. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

490

 

a) 1.Kc3 DGd1 2.DGf3 Kxf3-d3(c3=rDG)#

1.Ke4 DGf2 2.DGf1 Kxf1-d5(e4=rDG)#

b) 1.Kc4 Kf3 2.DGe4 Kxe4-d4(c4=rDG)#

1.Kd5 Kd3 2.DGc2 Kxc2-e6(d5=rDG)#

 

Double-Grasshopper: makes a Grasshopper move [hops on Q-lines over any one unit (the hurdle) to the next square beyond] without capturing, then a second Grasshopper move.
 
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.
 
Take & Make: every capture ("take") must be complemented by a further step ("make":not a capture) by thecapturing piece, using the movement of the captured unit, otherwise the capture is illegal. Pawns may not end up on their own first rank. Captures on the promotion rank lead to promotions only if the pawn is still on the promotion rank after the "make" part of the move. Promotions at the end of the "make" element are normal.
 

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