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Problem 169: Kenneth Solja - Fairy (Circe, KoBul Kings)

solja(16.04.2013) A combination of Circe (White only) and KoBul Kings by Kenneth Solja from Finland.








a) 1.Be1 Sxf3 2.Kc3 Sxe1(bK=rB) 3. rBxe1(+wSg1)(wK=rS) Sf3#

b) 1.Bxd4(+wSg1)(wK=rS) Se2 2.Kb3 Sxd4(bK=rB)+ 3.rBd1 rSc3#

Echo-mates, wS/ bB duel (Author)

Circe (White only): the captured white pieces reappear on their game-array squares.

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. 



+3 #1 Sven-Hendrik Lossin 2013-04-17 08:24
I think that this one is about the domination of a bishop by two knights - a typical theme from studies.

I've shown this kind of domination in a selfmate PDB P1240432. I like it when study themes are transferred into the problem world.
+2 #2 seetharaman 2013-04-17 22:08
Great chameleon echo mates. I liked it very much ! Indeed it is a study theme, but nicely doubled with different colored bishop-king !
+1 #3 Diyan Kostadinov 2013-04-18 23:22
The mates here are very similar to problem n.170 in Julia's website by the same author. You can see it on this link:
There the KoBul Kings are combined with Take & Make instead of Circe. Both problems are nice.
+1 #4 seetharaman 2013-04-21 12:04
I missed that problem No.170, which is also very nice. But I like this longer version.

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