Chapter 10 Promoting Pawns Introduction – Diagram 280:

Name the square where the white pawn is that becomes a Queen after white plays Bxb6!

See Answer below.


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Chapter 10 Promoting Pawns – INTRODUCTION

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, see Diagram 281 Promoting Pawns:

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Answer – Diagram 280:

The white pawn on the a6 square becomes a Queen after white plays Bxb6!


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