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Created on March 2, 2012 |
13663 Votes | 208 Comments
This one time, at chess camp, I underpromoted to the top hat from monopoly. I was also playing left-handed at the time with one eye blindfolded.
a lot of times i under promote
Rarely I get a chance to under promote,
My friend in otb tournament had extra bishop against opponents lone king to show off he took second bishop and put mate
Yes, in a tournament I ended with promoting to a rook checkmate, just because I could.
I have a wood set with only one Queen. Gennerally I get 4 queens a game so I have to under-promote.
Yes, rarely for showing off but sometimes also to avoid stalemate (being ahead, but under time pressure or in a blitz match).
more queens means higher risk to stalemate. i always underpromote when i have a lot more pieces than my opponent but my opponent refuse to resign.
cprchess: How? That would mean you started with nine pawns...
i once checkmated someone with 5 bishops, 4 knights, and 4 pawns
I picked "Yes, to avoid giving stalemate," because I have done that numerous times, but in one game, I reached an endgame where I had two pawns and two knights versus two pawns, and my opponent refused to resign. I told him that if he didn't, I wouldn't even bother to queen; I'd checkmate him with just my knights.
"That's not even possible!" he replied.
"Twenty bucks says it is."
"That's a bet," he said with a self-assured look.
You can guess the rest. I proceeded to march my connected pawns up the board, promoted both to knights, and collected my reward about two dozen moves later.
There's more than one way to swindle in the game of chess.
My opponent said "promote to a queen" in the london championships because he knew it would be stalemate and draw after me wooping his sad pethetic ass. Then I said "knight please... checkmate!" Then he said "No its not I can mov..." *bursts into tears* *I put out my hand so as he can shake it mockingly*
I promote to rook if there is alreay queen on board and no queen piece nearby. In winning game i never ask for queen.
I promoted to rook instead of queen because then it would be stalemate
nothing to do..... If I promote a queen thats stalemate
To have a laugh azur nd because it a nuisence finding a queen
I actually promoted a Knight in a rated game years ago because it gave me a Knight fork winning material.
none of the above.
I generally will never get a 3rd or more queen.
It is almost like doing a dance after punching someone, and IDK.
But I have done to people who were rude verbally and talked smack or something like that.
Also if you can't mate with 2 queens and back-up... well
Any percieved double-meaning was honestly unintended.
Oops I think I just popped a rib from laughing
That's hilarious henry lmao
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