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Underpromotion

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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:

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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    turbine506

    yes it depends on the situation

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    Alphonsekun

    great exercise, i also made one where it's better to promote to a knight

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    SabakuSousou

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Ineedphenylalanine

    SabakuSousou wrote:

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    sammyndad

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  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    nonconform

    How do you underpromote on chess.com? Every time I promote, a Queen automatically comes on the board?

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