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underpromotion
Compiled by kevin86
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sometimes a knight is preferable to a queen in rare positions where a queen would be inferior.Even in rarer positions a R or B is likewise.


knight promotion saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

black knights a pawn-minor pieces end king's career.
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

white promotes to a knight/black missed mate in 1!
Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

white calls on the clergy.
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

bishop saves victory.
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

knight promotion prevents fork
R Ziatdinov vs V Mikhalevski, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

two cavalier promotions
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

UP prevents stalemate.
J Garcia Padron vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

promotion to N and correct color bishop decide this 1
Karpov vs Timman, 1986 
(A15) English, 105 moves, 1-0

N promotion,queen sac,AND Arabian Mate.
Marshall vs W Napier, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

white KNIGHTS a pawn and wins a 3piece vs one ending...
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

white to a knight,but blackwins.
McShane vs Aronian, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

white underpromotes and forks!
Janowski vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 108 moves, 1-0

the wolf cries "person"
Daunke vs P Kalmar-Wolf, 1925 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 36 moves, 0-1

underpromotion is a whimsy, not a necessity.
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

surprise knight promo leads to win!
Petursson vs Damljanovic, 1988 
(A53) Old Indian, 58 moves, 1-0

Q-promotion is mated;the knight wins it!
Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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