Black promotes the a-pawn to a Queen in 2 moves!
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Chapter 10 Promoting Pawns –
PROMOTING A PAWN, often called Queening a Pawn, is one of the most powerful moves in chess.
Promoting a pawn often results in being a Queen ahead! Because of this, sacrificing one or more pieces to make it possible to promote a pawn may be the best strategy in many positions.
Promoting a pawn often takes two or more moves to set up, as shown in Diagram 280.
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Answer – Diagram 295:
1. … Qxd1
2. Qxd1 a1=Q