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Last updated on 1/25/09, 10:20 PM.
Promotion to anything other than a Queen. In 99% of cases, pawns are promoted to Queens when reaching the 8th rank. However in rare instances, it might be desirable to underpromote, as the diagram illustrates:
yes it depends on the situation
great exercise, i also made one where it's better to promote to a knight
I wonder whether there could be a situation where a player lost a game by promoting to Q, which he could have won by promoting to R or B.
I don't think so, but sometimes promoting to a R or a B does not result in stalemate but nevertheless leads to a winning position, and promoting to a Q results in stalemae. See the topic I posted in the forum Endgame Study for examples.
How do you underpromote on chess.com? Every time I promote, a Queen automatically comes on the board?
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