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Created on March 2, 2012 |
12400 Votes | 194 Comments
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
Very good, camberfoil! ... I mean, 'sheesh!' - what would we do without your expertise?!
Thank you! 12122 votes cast
Why use a queen when a rook will do, right?
Yes. Because I accidentally clicked the Knight due to time trouble (was clicking mindlessly and the cursor was pointing at Knight) although I still won the game by queening two other pawns and giving checkmate. Was quite hard since I only have a minute left.
Keller ... Had you not promoted to a knight white would give a fork check and win the promoted piece ; so it would be a draw ....with the knight promotion the position you have reached is a stalemate ... So it is not clear to me what was achieved with the under promotion ?
There needs to be an option for "Yes, because a rook was effective" And for "Yes, because a Bishop was more Effective"
The reason any/either of these would be more effective is in case of stalemate
Use an upside-down rook as a queen.
Keller..I didn't get the purpose of the three knight game .....it still is a stalemate isn't it ?
I just reverse the rook to pretend that it's a queen if I don't have extra queens... :))
They need to create one for "yes! because I was bored."
I've heard of underpromotion to a knight being a key part of the Lasker Trap, but I have never used the trap in real life or online.
I've underpromoted to a rook instead of a queen, just to show off (it would be checkmate anyway, whether queen or rook so i just promoted a rook XD)
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