Originally posted by Bostonsux81I had a game once where promoting to a queen would have given my opponent a stalemate, so I promoted to a rook instead.
I've got a quick question. I appologize if it's been asked before, but I don't read these forums very often and don't feel like reading back over all the old threads. I know that technically, the rules state that you can promote a pawn to whatever piece you want(besides a king of course) but I'm wondering why anyone would ever want to promote to anythi ...[text shortened]... o the wrong piece? That would piss me off if I lost a game becuase of a wrong mouse click.
Originally posted by Bostonsux81One of the great chess puzzles of all time:
I'm wondering why anyone would ever want to promote to anything besides a queen?
Originally posted by techsouthHow can that be? A queen has the same moves as a bishop? If you you find the game, please post it cause I can't visualize a senario where this is possible.
I've actually seen a real game between masters in the chess literature where it was essential to promote to a bishop to win. Unfortunately it was not found in the game, but someone analyzing it later found that a bishop promotion was the key.
If I find it again, I'll post it.
It's much easier to imagine valid reasons to promote to Rook or Knight.
Originally posted by Bostonsux81Sometimes promoting to a queen either causes a stalemate or allows the opponent to force a stalemate. Because a bishop covers less ground, it's less likely to give a stalemate.
How can that be? A queen has the same moves as a bishop? If you you find the game, please post it cause I can't visualize a senario where this is possible.