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Promotion: Rook
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♪Games where the pawn promotes to a rook. In order by date.

Usually they promote to a rook to avoid stalemate. Since the queen combines the power of a rook & bishop, there is usually not a reason to promote to such a piece.

1) Sometimes, they just like to use technique.


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1.f8=R# 1-0 is perfectly fine (or a queen).


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2)


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White is getting ready to take the pawn to draw.

Promotion to a queen is also a draw (stalemate).


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(1/2-1/2)

However, a rook would win eventually.


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(0-1)

3) There's also...

(rest coming soon)

68.c8=R 1-0
G Simonson vs Lasker, 1892 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

74.f8=R 1-0
K Ruben vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 1-0

56.f8=R# 1-0
Keres vs J Turn, 1943 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

86.g8=R
Sajtar vs Benko, 1954 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 86 moves, 1-0

20.exf8=R+
Miles vs J Veerman, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 33 moves, 1-0

46...g1=R 0-1
Serper vs C Navrotescu, 1988 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

61...g1=R 0-1 (???)
J Garcia Padron vs Bellon Lopez, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

74...f1=R 0-1
Ashley vs M Bezold, 1997 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 74 moves, 0-1

58...d1=R (4/25)
Deep Junior vs Deep Fritz, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 109 moves, 1-0

65.g8=R+ 1-0 (6/3)
S Fillion vs H Masse, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

31.c8=R+
Mamedyarov vs S Volkov, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

77...f1=R
Stockfish vs Rybka, 2009 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

77.hxg8=R 1-0
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2009 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 77 moves, 1-0

58.exd8=R
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

50.f8=R# 1-0
A Nouman vs Tigist Legesse Tulu, 2010 
(C49) Four Knights, 50 moves, 1-0

81.d8=R
D Howell vs Polgar, 2012 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

74...e1=R
V Erdos vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 74 moves, 0-1

52,e8=R+
Nakamura vs J L Hammer, 2015 
(A20) English, 53 moves, 1-0

103...d1=R+ 0-1
J L Hammer vs Aronian, 2015 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 103 moves, 0-1

116...f1=R
D Dordzhieva vs Kosteniuk, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 117 moves, 0-1

58.a8=R
So vs Karjakin, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

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