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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-09-23
 By Gary K. Gifford. King's Reincarnation. Captured Kings return to the board, but at a price. 2 versions of play. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-09-25 UTC
Tony Quintanilla and Claudio Martins Jagu; thank you both for your
comments.  Both of you hit on the aspect of the 'Queen-powered King' (in
KR II); but we must remember that to have that King means having lost the
real Queen. True, that King could be difficult to capture, depending on
the position.  But I'd rather have my K and Q than a Super-King.  An
early trade of Queens will prevent that possibility, and could very well
be a strategy of some players.

Also remember that when you capture the King, its reincarnation counts as a move.  
So, in KR II, even if the King returns as a Queen-King, it is your move again... 
you can possibly go up another piece by having such a tempo advantage.

In regard to Claudio's question: Where the reborn king appears? 
Answer: The position where the removed piece was currently at rest.  
I will add that clarify to the rules.  Best regards, gkg