Embarrasment of Power

Embarrasment of Power

kenytiger
kenytiger
Sep 15, 2007, 12:00 AM |
8 | Endgames

I came across this endgame exercise, I don't know who maded it up but I think it's pretty cool and sweet. Underpromotion is defined as "Promoting a pawn when it reaches the eight rank to less than a Queen." This is a little used tactical resource. There are times, infrequent to be sure, when, for some reason or other, the more powerful Queen will not do. Underpromotion is, indeed, a rarity. The position below is one of those unique situations where too much power is a handicap. White to play and win...


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