Originally posted by OtisWhen I have a clearly won endgame and my opponent will not resign, I have queened as many pawns as possible while avoiding stalemate. My record is 6 on the board at once. In my last blitz game I under promoted to a knight to practice the knight + bishop + king mate. In a rated game though, I just win as fast as possible. The only time I have ever actually under promoted to a knight for mate though was a bighouse game =(
But seriously, let's talk about chess. How often do you under-promote a pawn. I've rarely came across the need to do so in any of my games, except in one game where I could of mated by promoting to a knight, which I had overlooked at the last second. I still won with the queen though. Usually I only see this occassion in chess puzzles. Do you feel confident OTB, to see such an occassion where it could easily win/lose a game?