FIDE changed the rules!

  • #1

    This puzzle is one of the reasons FIDE changed the chess rule about promoting. NOW the rule says pawns must promote to a piece of the SAME color!


  • #2

    explain?

     


  • #3
    He means before the change in the rules, white could promote to a black knight, which would be mate for white
  • #4

     

    Ahh I see, of that's very clever. I didn't even know you could promote to an opposite-coloured piece though? Now, from this though, I can see why. 


  • #5
    I'm pretty hot on chess history. Now i'm not disagreeing with you, but i've never known of that rule before. The rules that we use now havn't changed since the 1600's and the days of Phillidor, way before FIDE existed. Have you proof of this? I'm intrigued.
  • #6

    It also seems unlikely that there would have been a rule about NOT promoting to the opposite colour. :)

    "But nothing says I can't!"


  • #7
    I think this is a wind up and we've been had...drat that pesky pawnshover. :)
  • #8
    I never knew that there was a rule  that said you can change to a different colour! At least now it's less confusing now they changed the rule.
  • #9
    FIDE didn't change any rules, you cannot promote to a piece of the opposite color pawnshover is just being weird. Tongue out
  • #10
    chewybac5 wrote: Etienne wrote: FIDE didn't change any rules, you cannot promote to a piece of the opposite color pawnshover is just being weird.

    That would be quite the interesting arguement in a tourny though in that position, The rules dont specifically state I cant promote to a different color....


    The rules says i can't move a knight the same way i would a rook, that doesn't mean to say i can.


  • #11

    Guys, he is correct. The old rules allowed for a piece to be promoted to any color, or to not be promoted at all. Scources: http://hebdenbridgechessclub.blogspot.com/2011/02/hardest-chess-problem-in-world.html

    also: wikipedia

  • #12

    FIDE Laws of Chess 3.7e

    "When a pawn reaches the rank furthest from its starting position it must be exchanged as part of the same move on the same square for a new queen, rook, bishop or knight of the same colour."

    That basically means you cannot promote a pawn to a piece of the opposite color. If it was legal before, it isn't now.


  • #13

    You used to be able to not promote and have a dummy pawn which can't move.

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