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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 | 12584 Votes | 205 Comments

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  • 12 days ago

    Dark_Lord_PYRO

    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

  • 13 days ago

    Zsgurwitz

    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+

  • 13 days ago

    GrandmasterTRex

    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

  • 3 weeks ago

    skotheim2

    not in a tourney game, but for fun games i have done it a lot

  • 3 weeks ago

    Robert0905

    "Yes, because a knight was more effective". But you can underpromote too a bishop too, though!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Robert0905

    me...too!

    And once on purpose...to avooid stalemate.

  • 4 weeks ago

    YIPPEEE123

    Yes, but just to show off. (22%)

    thats me!

  • 8 weeks ago

    Ivill-Krushau

    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.

  • 2 months ago

    BenTen24075

    or knights

  • 2 months ago

    BenTen24075

    promote a queen thats better

  • 2 months ago

    AJMOHIO

    Sometimes, there is less risk of giving stalemate if you promote to a rook rather than a queen.

  • 2 months ago

    applemonkey3

    promoted to knight to avoid checkmate. only way

  • 3 months ago

    brantnuttall

    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.

  • 3 months ago

    BenTen24075

    i had promoted a knight before and it was really more effective

  • 3 months ago

    BenTen24075

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  • 3 months ago

    AnarchyBrian

    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)

  • 4 months ago

    LacksCreativity

    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

  • 5 months ago

    camberfoil

  • 5 months ago

    AllogenicMan

    Very good, camberfoil! ... I mean, 'sheesh!' - what would we do without your expertise?!

  • 5 months ago

    camberfoil

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

    • No, I've always Queened. (36%)
       
    • Yes, but just to show off. (22%)
       
    • Yes. (My set doesn't have extra Queens!) (4%)
       
    • Yes, to avoid giving stalemate! (20%)
       
    • Yes, because a Knight was more effective! (18%)
       

    Thank you! 12122 votes cast

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