|Feb-01-06|| ||WannaBe: <Sneaky> Thanks for this game. =)
Rook = Win, Queen = stalemate.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||Akavall: Any under-promotion wins. Nice.|
|Jan-31-12|| ||Akavall: I need to correct my statement. Under-promotion to bishop does not win, since the pawn is lost, if the pawn was on g2, however, than any under-promotion would win.|
|Feb-01-12|| ||DoctorD: If the WP were on g2, any promotion would win including the promotion to queen since there is no longer a stalemate without Pg4.|
|Feb-01-12|| ||Akavall: I overlooked that. Promoting to queen should not yield a win. How about if there was an additional pawn on g2, then any under-promotion win, but not queening.|
It also would be nice if white didn't have Kf8, where they could delay promotion, and get a queen later.
86.g8R is the strongest move, since it leads to mate in 2; however, other under-promotions probably lead to mate in more moves than Kf8, and then queening.
|Feb-01-12|| ||DoctorD: I am not certain I understand your intent in reconstructing this.|
|Feb-01-12|| ||Akavall: To me it just seems neat to have a position in which the only winning move is a promotion, and that any under-promotion wins. So I am just playing with this position in seeing what changes would make into a desired position.|
Why does a position I am describing above is appealing to me? No real reason really, I guess it is the same type of stuff why plays like 'ideal mate' and 'model mate', just aesthetics.
|Feb-02-12|| ||DoctorD: You'll find many studies that would fit your desire better, and I am sure the great study composer Benko would agree. Underpromotion is a pretty common theme.|