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drgandalf 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Underpromotion Has anyone ever seen a game or a study involving the promotion of a pawn to a bishop?
indiana-jay 10 ( +1 | -1 )

Hmmm... I don't know but a Queen has the characteristic of a Bishop, so I don't think that it is necessary to promote to a Bishop.
tulkos 14 ( +1 | -1 )
but it, would be easier, say if you promoted to a queen or rook,the result would be stalemate, so you promote instead to a bishop which is easier to mate with than N + B.
wirzan 33 ( +1 | -1 )
I've seen a game where white promotes to a bishop to confuse his opponent. If he had promoted to a queen, black surely would have taken it, but he didn't take maybe cuz he would have lost an exchange (rook vs bishop) even tho it would have led to a draw game) White won the game.

I don't remember where I saw the game, but I'll try to find it.
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caldazar 15 ( +1 | -1 )
A fun study by Smyslov White: King on a5, bishop on c2, knight on d2, pawns on a6, d3, f5, g6, h4, and h5.

Black: King on a8, bishop on f2, pawns on a2, a7, b2, d4, and h6.

(FEN: k7/p7/P5Pp/K4P1P/3p3P/3P4/ppBN1b2/8 w - - 0 1)

White to play and win.
mormel12 4 ( +1 | -1 )
is that one already in the puzzle section?
greetings
clemens 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Caldazar I didn't get very far with that one.... (1. g7 a1=Q+ 2. Ba4 Qg1 - correct so far?)

I'd really like to see the correct analysis posted here.
thomaswolf 30 ( +1 | -1 )
I did it ;-)) Hi everybody ;-))

I promoted a pawn to a bishop board #598237 for , like told wirzan , confuse my opponent ;-))

But I don't know yet if I will win this game ;-))

See you

Thomas ;-))
wirzan 20 ( +1 | -1 )
I found the site www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/minor.htm

it's a great site with lots of practical underpromotions
bigh 4 ( +1 | -1 )
are there any examples of under promotion to a knight?
gambitnut 3 ( +1 | -1 )
I'm sure a knight is much more common A knight can do things a queen can't.
zdrak 6 ( +1 | -1 )
White: Kg1, Qh5, Rf1, pawns g2, g7, h2
Black: Kg8, Qd7, Re8, pawns a7, h7

White to move and win

xerox 6 ( +1 | -1 )
rf8 rxf8
qxh7 kxh7
pxf7 and promote it to a knight
caldazar 42 ( +1 | -1 )
"White: King on a5, bishop on c2, knight on d2, pawns on a6, d3, f5, g6, h4, and h5.

Black: King on a8, bishop on f2, pawns on a2, a7, b2, d4, and h6.

(FEN: k7/p7/P5Pp/K4P1P/3p3P/3P4/ppBN1b2/8 w - - 0 1)

White to play and win."

1. g7 is incorrect because Black can stop White from promoting with 1...a1=Q+ and 2...Qg1 as posted. Therefore, to prevent Black from playing his queen to g1, White should play 1. Bb1.

I'm not sure if this study is in the puzzles section or not; I don't visit that area regularly.
zdrak 44 ( +1 | -1 )
A nice one! Here's the solution, don't scroll down if you still want to solve for yourselves:



































































1.Bb1 (thanks for the hint!) a1=Q+ 2.Kb5

and now white is safe from checks, and threatens g7-g8. So black plays:

2...Bg3! 3.g7 Bb8

With the point that g8=Q (or R) is now stalemate after Qa5+ Kxa5. But white has:

4.g8=B!!

threatening Bd5#, and of course the Queen sac is not a stalemate now. Which leaves black only:

4...Be5

Or any other other bishop move for that matter...

5.Bga2!

The queen is trapped and white wins.
spijker 12 ( +1 | -1 )
2 other nice problems White: Kh1,Bg1
Black: Kh3,Nd2 and pawn f2
Black to move

White:Kg1 and pawns f7,c6,c5,c4
Black: Ka6,Ba7
White to move

Source unknown to me.
drgandalf 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Thanks for your help everyone.
gambitnut 7 ( +1 | -1 )
If you haven't seen it before ... ...here's a fun one!

White:

Kf8
Qa1
Rb1,h4
Ba8,d8
Nb2,f7
Pd2,f2,c4,a5,f5,a6,e6,d7

Black:

Kd4
Qb8
Bf4
Pe7,f6,c5,b3,a2

White to play and mate in four.
gambitnut 16 ( +1 | -1 )
For when you are ready to give up www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/babs.html