Queen Sacs, Pawn Promotions and Pennan

Queen Sacs, Pawn Promotions and Pennan

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Queen Sacs, Pawn Promotions and Pennan


I completed Quest No.34 a few days ago.

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Me at the remote Scottish village of Pennan. I’m outside
the famous red telephone box used in the film ‘Local Hero.’

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The Quests are me setting up a chess set at various famous places.
The fun part is travelling there, getting the picture and away home.
Other than that I cannot see the point but at my age it is something to do.

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Three puzzles this week all with the same theme. They are harder than usual.
Be careful with the RHP game. The obvious move fails. Here is a theme clue.

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Muller - Daimer, Germany 1958 (Black to play)

wanax - Tukumnieks RHP 2007 (White to play)

Lolli study, 1763 (White to play)


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Muller - Daimer, Germany 1958 (Black to play)


wanax - Tukumnieks RHP 2007 (White to play)


Lolli study, 1763 (White to play)

green pawns

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The clue is in the title. Before promoting a pawn STOP! and re-consider. Is it the
best move and why has your opponent let allowed you to play a pawn promotion.
I have found over 80 examples of Red Hot Pawn players promoting a pawn and then
needlessly getting checkmated one or two moves later. Always Pause Before Promoting.

southdown - Zambesiboy RHP 2012

51. f8=Q Qg5 Checkmate.

mcmahon - triharda RHP 2021

57. f8=Q Qh4 Checkmate.

chaddavis14 - Landslake RHP 2012

42. e8=Q Qf1 Checkmate.

ndungi - thoth RHP 2011

44. a8=Q Qe1+ 45. Kh2 g3 Checkmate.

For a change, a Black to play example. It shows another reason why you should
always Pause Before Promoting. In this case is an under promotion a better move?

ladyjam - robur RHP2011

57...c1=Q 58. Qe2 Checkmate. 57...Qe3 was best and then White must surely resign.
However if you must promote then 57...c1=N would have prevented the checkmate.

Which bring us on nicely to an under promotion checkmate in 7 moves.

harazd - Johannes Goethe RHP 2011

Next a case where the losing player had clearly overlooked an under promotion.

texasnurse - happybvr RHP 2016

Staying with a Black Knight giving a checkmate. How many times do
you think this mating pattern has appeared in games on Red Hot Pawn?


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So far I have 189 times.


In the mirror image.

There are ‘only’ 41 examples of White delivering the checkmate.
Proof: - having the first move is not always a good thing on RHP.

I’ll give an example from a game played last year

adalia bipunctata - Mrs Hogbin 2022


And finally, The quickest under promotion to a Knight checkmate is five moves.

The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 197313

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