Underpromotion to Knight

jbzdarkid

This is a game which I played, in which I determined that 26... d1=N was the strongest move. Comments?

computerrat

Bf5+ then d1=Q wins a rook instead

jbzdarkid

But 27. Kc2 D1=Q+ 28. Kxc3 Qxf1 loses the knight.

ivandh

Instead of 28...Qxf1 try Qc2#

jbzdarkid

28... Qc2+ 29. Rxc2

oinquarki

What?

jbzdarkid
oinquarki wrote:

What?


It's a game which I played in which I considered a knight promotion to be the strongest move. However, I generally question my logic, and was wondering if anyone saw this differently.

oinquarki

No I mean where did that rook in post #5 come from? Are we looking at the same variation?

oinquarki
computerrat

idk something like this?  didn't spend a ton of time on it so theres prob something wrong with the Kxc3 variation on 1st move
planeden

oinquarki, you still didn't answer how to respond to Rf1xc2. 

jbzdarkid

Yeah, I see I was wrong. Shocker.

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

LegoPirateSenior
computerrat wrote:

didn't spend a ton of time on it so theres prob something wrong with the Kxc3 variation on 1st move


2. Kxc3 Rbc8 3. Nxd2?
Given the coming check, perhaps 3.Kb2 or 3.Kb3 and some desperate block of the d-pawn.