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  1. 08 Jun '06 13:37
    Quick query. I hadn't been aware that a pawn could be promoted to another piece other than a Queen. Presumably it is fine to promote pawns to Queens and therefore have two, three .... Queens?

    My query is, is there a limit to any piece when promoting pawns?
  2. 08 Jun '06 13:43 / 1 edit
    No ... u can have 10 knights if you want to
  3. 08 Jun '06 13:44
    yes
  4. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    08 Jun '06 13:59
    You cannot promote to a king or a pawn, for obvious reasons. Otherwise, the choice is yours.
  5. 08 Jun '06 14:00
    However:

    Up until 1903 a pawn, upon reaching the 8th rank, may remain a pawn. A related law stated that promotion could only be a piece that had been captured. If no piece had been captured, the pawn remained a pawn until a capture was made. Steinitz was the leading advocate of this dummy pawn law.

    Has anyone ever seen a pre-1903 master game in which a pawn reached the eighth rank and remained a pawn?
  6. 08 Jun '06 14:12
    Why on earth would u wanna promote to a pawn ... u can't go anywhere thereafter?

    And why on earth would u wanna promote to a king?!
  7. 08 Jun '06 14:20
    Originally posted by Oddjob291

    And why on earth would u wanna promote to a king?!


    could be fun having to force 2 checkmates to win a game.
  8. 08 Jun '06 17:44
    promote to a pawn to force a stalemate! Promote to a king to force to checkmates!
  9. 08 Jun '06 18:01 / 1 edit
    I'll look again, but have seen such a case... I believe it was intended in order to get a stalemate, but not sure...
    I will get back in no time...

    Promoting to a pawn, I mean...
  10. 08 Jun '06 18:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by hSilva
    I'll look again, but have seen such a case... I believe it was intended in order to get a stalemate, but not sure...
    I will get back in no time...

    Promoting to a pawn, I mean...
    OK, that was not it...

    Looks like a few (hundred) years ago, you could promote to whatever (not regarding the color!?)

    Someone promoted a pawn to an opponents piece, guess that!

    "Something similar occurred in an old game when white gave mate to his opponent, promoting a black knight!!! Old Laws said that you can convert the pawn in any piece except the king. Now it's written that the piece must be of the same colour." (in http://forum.fide.com/viewtopic.php?t=771&sid=4021f4fe4d9e197ae02ce181b44c5478)
  11. 10 Jun '06 19:18
    Cheers