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    bartiscool

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  • 6 months ago

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  • 6 months ago

    yutuyt

    Black does not have to take the pawn;he can go somewhere else.

  • 6 months ago

    yutuyt

    Remember the pawn!

  • 6 months ago

    goaj

    At 13:16 the position is actually a draw in the following: Kg3 Be6 Kf2 Kxh2 Ke2 Kg2 Kd2 Kf2 Kc2 Ke2 Kb2 Kd2 Kxa2 Kc2!=. The king is cornered and so the king has no option but to toddle around a1 and a2 which is a draw.

  • 7 months ago

    checkspert

    Hey Mike, this is probably one of my favorite videos.  As soon as I saw t I thought it would be great if you could do a video or two of examples from games played on chess.com.  However as rare as these situations are, it may be good to post a blog that you are doing this if you choose too do so so that everyone has access instead of diamond members only who see videos. 

    I have a game I played just today. 3/17/2014.  Unfortunately I don't know how to post it with a board or anything but here is the move list and you can see it or not.  It is kind of long. The important part is after I get my queen back.  I got the king trapped on two squares and wondered the best way to win and then realized that it was on the a8 to h1 diagonal and  a8 was a promotion square so I got a bishop and won instantly.

    While I can't deny having my game used would be nice, i would love to see this idea used with or without my game.  And even if you don't look at it it may be very fun for other members to look at so here it is.

    Thanks

     

    15.h3h5

    44.a8=B#

  • 7 months ago

    pureredwhiteblu

    Here is an underpromotion from one of my games.
    Thanks for the great video.
     
     
  • 7 months ago

    JBades6310

    haha that's what I was thinking when I watched this @thechosen0ne - I mean, his line wins but it's way slower and unnecessary Wink

  • 7 months ago

    thechosen0ne

    At 8:21 isn't Bd8 then Bxa5 a lot easier to win!?

  • 7 months ago

    dnya218

    At 8:34, it still seems to me that black can draw with Kc5. White moves the king with discovered check, but he has to move it back to the 2nd rank, so when he tries to get in via e3 he's blocking the bishop again and the moves repeat. If the bishop moves further up the diagonal (c5, b6, or a7) it seems like the black king can move back and forth between c6 and b7 so the bishop can only avoid capture by going back to d4, cutting the king off again. Can anyone give me the decisive line for white? Thanks in advance.

     

    By the way, here's a fun one which has some underpromotion in it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laLKG2hyuh4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

     

    UPDATE: The computer gets the bishop behind the pawns so it can attack the a5 pawn, I guess the black king can't save the a5 pawn without letting the white king in.

  • 7 months ago

    PigJones

    My first underpromotion was during a match against a friend back in the mid 90s.


    I was relatively inexperienced and I touched my pawn on f2 (We were playing touch move). My opponent the immediately jumped up and exclaimed "stalemate!" I did not yet commit the pawn to a piece yet and after a minute of thought, I picked up my knight to play 1.... f1=N+. This afforded me the necessary finesse to pull of an Arabian mate. 2. Kh1 Nd2 3. Kh2 Nf3+ 4. Kh1 Rg1#.Cool
  • 7 months ago

    mindcraftchess

    thanks for explaining under promotion!

  • 7 months ago

    ElBlocko

    As far as I can remember, I've underpromoted exactly twice in my chess career: both times to a knight in order to make a royal fork. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to make a rook or a bishop legitimately (as in not an instance where a R or B would mate in one move same as a queen. Those don't count Tongue Out), but I'll be sure to look out for them.

  • 7 months ago

    JBades6310

    nice video

  • 7 months ago

    eesh01

    thanks keep that in my mindSmile

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