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White wins the Knight for a pawn in 3 moves or promotes the f-pawn to a Queen in 2 moves!


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Chess Tactics For Students

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.

Next, PROMOTING PAWNS Diagram 304:

White wins the Knight for a pawn in 4 moves or checkmates in 2 moves >

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Chess Tactics For Students is a workbook for intermediate and advanced students containing 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format. Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period.

This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

Answer – Diagram 303:

1. Bg7                             Kd7

2. f8=Q                           Nxf8

3. Bxf8


1. Bg7                             Nxg7??

2. f8=Q+

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