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  1. Subscriber Bird
    dickie
    04 Feb '14 15:41
    Hi pls help I've had a brain freeze - if my King moves adjacent to a pawn which then moves to a promotion position and becomes a queen - but isn't protected - in my next move can I take the queen or do i have to ruuuun??
  2. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    04 Feb '14 15:48
    Originally posted by Bird
    Hi pls help I've had a brain freeze - if my King moves adjacent to a pawn which then moves to a promotion position and becomes a queen - but isn't protected - in my next move can I take the queen or do i have to ruuuun??
    Your King can take any figure (of opposite colour) if he dosn't move into check, regardless of the history of that figure.
    Be aware that the King can't take while castling, since the room between King and rook has to be clear.
  3. Subscriber Bird
    dickie
    05 Feb '14 17:10
    sorry to be thick, but when the opposing pawn promotes to a queen, it will then put my king in check - presumably the act promotion within a single move means that my piece will then be in check from the newly promoted queen?
  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    05 Feb '14 17:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bird
    sorry to be thick, but when the opposing pawn promotes to a queen, it will then put my king in check - presumably the act promotion within a single move means that my piece will then be in check from the newly promoted queen?
    Yes you are in check, but if the newly formed Queen is not covered you can take her. It plays no role if the Queen was put on the square by a move of a Queen or by queening a pawn.

    SO maybe I am thick and don't get the problem?
  5. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    16 Mar '14 19:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bird
    sorry to be thick, but when the opposing pawn promotes to a queen, it will then put my king in check - presumably the act promotion within a single move means that my piece will then be in check from the newly promoted queen?
    If your opponent puts his queen next to your king and the queen is unprotected, you can just take the queen. It doesn't matter whether the queen was promoted or got there some other way.