Thursday, 14 June 2018

Once a knight, always a knight. Twice a night and you're doing all right!

Under-promotions can be a thing of beauty, or a sign of madness. I once read about a game involving Chris Depasquale, where he chose a bishop instead of a queen, hoping to confuse his opponent in time trouble (as it was going to be captured anyway).
The following game is probably neither, but is curious as the promoted knight is White's 3rd one on the board (btw this was the game I mentioned in a post from October 2017). The knight gets snapped straight away, but for a brief moment it was almost like having a proper cavalry.


Press,Shaun - Cunningham,Cam [B07]
Swiss Festive Fun, 31.10.2017




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Depasquale game was from a 1980s Zonal and promoting to a bishop was the only way to force a win.

Kevin Bonham said...

The position from the Depasquale game can be seen here: https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/minor.htm