Sunday 7 March 2021

A necessary underpromotion

 It is rare to spot a necessary underpromotion in the wild, but one did occur during the current Ballarat Begonia Open. Normally underpromotions are either designed to annoy your opponent, or playing to the crowd, but in this game, it was to avoid a stalemate trick. In this case a bishop would do just as well as a knight, but both Queen and Rook would definitely change the result of the game.

Rodgers,Jack (2100) - Fernandez,Daniel Howard (2466) [E46]
Begonia Open 2021 Ballarat (5.2), 07.03.2021

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