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Created on March 2, 2012 |
12651 Votes | 207 Comments
8rook checkmate once, rook on every file all promoted
Yes,but just to torture people,i once got 8 bishops
I've made them rooks when it wouldn't havr made difference. And this game just gave me a puzzle, but when I tapped the piece then the square it wouldn't move, do I had to click next and it did the move I had JUST. SAID. so then it decides to drop me by 154 points. Sheesh. Not even right
I've done the lasker trap before in a blitz game:
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e5
3. dxe5 d4
4. e3 Bb4+
5. Bd2 dxe3
6. Bxb4 exf2+
7. Ke2 fxg1=N+
8. Rxg1 Bg4+
9. Ke1 Qxd1+
I've promoted to a rook to avoid stalemate. Ive never been in a position where the knight or bishop is the better piece to promote to.
One common knight promotion is the lasker trap, maybe ill play that sometime hopefully
not in a tourney game, but for fun games i have done it a lot
"Yes, because a knight was more effective". But you can underpromote too a bishop too, though!
And once on purpose...to avooid stalemate.
Yes, but just to show off. (22%)
Yes, in high school, the guy would not resign a hopeless game, so I promoted two pawns to knights, you can't mate with two knights, you can with four.
promote a queen thats better
Sometimes, there is less risk of giving stalemate if you promote to a rook rather than a queen.
promoted to knight to avoid checkmate. only way
I regularly under promote for various reasons. The main one is that I always mate with one queen and one rook. easier to mate in time difficulties. Also when playing patzers I like getting loads of knights or bishops, just for a laugh.
i had promoted a knight before and it was really more effective
I've promoted to rooks before because I did not want to trade. I promoted to a knight once to lead to a forced mate quicker. But I've never promoted to a bishop before! (unless I'm being mean to my opponent)
The funniest thing ever OTB is when your opponent won't resign and you underpromote as many times as possible. I once underpromoted 5 times and had to keep asking for bishops
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