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in the puzzle shown. Instead of bishop checking the king leading into underpromotion line. Rg1, then pawn takes rook and promotes to queen would be checkmate. Maybe putting a white pawn on g2 would solve the problem?
Instructive. Thank you, FM Klein :)
Thanks for such an entertaining and awesome video.
@NM BrianWall - thanks a lot for that link. I dug a little further and found this. Astonishing. http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess/babs.html
In the last game fragment White played 1. a8=B Qb3 and then 2. Qd7, eventually forcing the trade of queens. But if White leaves his queen on e8 I don't see how Black stops mate by 2. Bc6 3. Bd7 4. Be6 5. Bg8 6. Bf7 and 7. Bg6
This lesson is very useful to me
On this Youtube-video Houdini underpromotes vs. Crafty :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRDH5O61SzA
Sorry , in french,if you can !! Thank s
Thank you for a well-prepared and well delivered video. I greatly appreciate the delivery of important chess knowledge in a concise form without much hemming and hawing and without the appearance that you are making things up as you go.
Cannot you simply play Rb5?
this has really helped my chess
I love this series.
Yep, the king REALLY can't go to f2 :-)
15:00 "You can't go to the f-flile becauese we have check."
You can't go there anyway! the square is guarded by the knight.
I hope you will show us a Leonid Yarosh puzzle next time.
I've never before seen a situation where underpromotion to bishop is the best move.. amazing!
by FM Mike Klein
FM Klein jumps into IM Kiewra's excellent series on entertaining chess ideas. This time the subject is underpromotion - always a special treat in a chess game. You'll see a few creative studies and several examples from real games (no surprise that the super-creative GM Miles gets in on the action). Bishops, knights and rooks get their revenge on the mighty queen today. Sometimes less is more!
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation, Normal Defense (E81)
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FM Mike Klein
Mike Klein began playing chess at the age of four in Charlotte, NC. In 1986, he lost to Josh Waitzkin at the National Championship featured in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." A year later, Mike became the youngest member of the very first All-America Chess Team, and was on the team a total of eight times. In 1988, he won the K-3 National Championship, and eventually became North Carolina's youngest-ever master. In 1996, he won clear first for under-2250 players in the top section of the World Open. Mike has taught chess full-time for a dozen years in New York City and Charlotte, with his students and teams winning many national championships. He now works at Chess.com as the Director of Content.
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