Pawn promotion tactics

  • Last updated on 9/22/11, 2:09 PM.

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If you want to promote a pawn first see if the pawn quadrant rule works. It is in my other article. If your pawn can promote without the help of your king and can't be stopped by your opponent, just keep pushing it. But if his king is in the way, you should use your king to help your pawn promote. As long as you have the opposition, you could promote. Exeptions are rook pawns and unlucky cases. Here is how to promote.

Also here is a crucial position:
Sometimes you may even have to use breakthrough tactics:
Another rule is that knights usually have trouble stopping rook pawns from promoting. Just remember using the opposition and you will be fine. Hope you liked it and if you have questions post it below!


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1


    Very Helpful

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    Thanks a lot for working this out - such important basics and not easy to find clear explanation on it thx

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    Question ; On the first game > What if Black plays 2. ..Kd7 ?! ;

    Isn't it draw than ?!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4


    You are right Tweety85. 1. e3?? is a blunder that leads to a draw with best play from black. The way to win this endgame is to move forward with the king.

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