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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chess Tactics: Promotion to a knight

image White to move

Ok, the post title gives it out, but this was not meant to be a difficult one anyway.

Magerramov – Kolesnikov, 1987.

1. exf7!! Rxg3 2. f8=N#

A rare case (from practical play rather than composed study) where promoting a pawn to a knight serves such a useful purpose.

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