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Have you ever "under-promoted" in a real game?

Have you ever "under-promoted" in a real game?

  • No, I've always Queened.
  • Yes, but just to show off.
  • Yes. (My set doesn't have extra Queens!)
  • Yes, to avoid giving stalemate!
  • Yes, because a Knight was more effective!

Created on March 2, 2012 | 11581 Votes | 173 Comments

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  • 18 hours ago

    Pranjal588

    588 , me 588 ? :D

  • 4 weeks ago

    FM chesskingdreamer

    kellen chessman, that's a well known study by someguy, I think kubbel or troitsky.

  • 4 weeks ago

    JamesMichaelFaux

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  • 5 weeks ago

    JamesMichaelFaux

    My set doen't have extra queens. I guess most do then.

  • 3 months ago

    ModularGroupGamma

    Kellen, I don't understand, at the end of the game with 3 knights, you've stalemated White.  Tablebase shows the position is drawn after 1. Ng1.

  • 3 months ago

    Chessislife2013

    Wow Kellen, nice game! Undecided

  • 3 months ago

    Kellen_Chessman

    This is a really cool underpromotion.

  • 3 months ago

    RecklessPat

    rook promote checkmate is trivial if it's on the promotion.  the rest are show-offs or tactical trainer knights, lol.

  • 3 months ago

    Chessislife2013

    588's (yes, three digits) aren't known for their anotating.

  • 3 months ago

    Xirehzin

    Kellen, your game makes absolutely no sense to me.

  • 3 months ago

    Benzodiazepine

    Yes I have!

    Lasker trap - there's people that fall for it in real games, mainly novice QG players.

  • 4 months ago

    AllogenicMan

    @ Chessislife2013:

    Yeah - 'really'! ... Was probably played between two of 'her[?]' [Kellen_Chessman] other 'selves' ...

  • 4 months ago

    Chessislife2013

    I just LOVE  the accuracy with which that game was played! Undecided

  • 4 months ago

    Kellen_Chessman

  • 4 months ago

    ramyasugan

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  • 4 months ago

    Chessislife2013

    When I was five I under-promoted because I didn't know you could have more then one queen... But now I only do it occasionally, usually if somebody won't resign. When I show off I make a bunch of queens, my record is five.

  • 4 months ago

    thanbi

    When I want to have a second queen and my set doesn't have one, I would tell my opponent and place a knight, bishop or rook(which is not already in the board) and use it as queen!!! Laughing

  • 4 months ago

    danny_dan

    I believe that the ratio of me under- promoting to promoting a queen is 1:20

  • 4 months ago

    Kellen_Chessman

    I kinda over exaggerated.  I never promoted to a knight, I promoted to a queen.

  • 4 months ago

    Kellen_Chessman

    I just underpromoted!

    And I also won!

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