Promotion

A move changing type of a piece when a Pawn reaches its promotion square on the eighth (or first) rank.

See also: Allumwandlung; Excelsior; Babson task; Oudot task; Phoenix; Schnoebelen theme; Changed promotions; Exchange of promotions; Cycle of promotions; Loewenton theme; Kniest 1 theme.

Cseh, Gabor

Thema Danicum, 1997

3rd HM

Example: Promotion
h#8*  (10+12)

1...f8=S 2.b4 Se6 3.b3 Sd4#

1.b4 e8=B 2.b3 Bb5 3.axb5 f8=B 4.b4 Bc5 5.f2+ Bxf2 6.Kf3 f7 7.Re8 fxe8=B 8.Ke2 Bh5#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/4PP2/p4P2/Pp6/5P1P/3p1ppp/1PpPk1p1/2BbrnK1

External links:

Fox, Charles Masson

Essener Anzeiger, 1930

2nd-3rd Prize

Example: Promotion
h#7  (3+10)

1.axb1=R Kf2 2.g1=R h4 3.Rg5 hxg5 4.e1=R g6 5.Re8 g7 6.Rh8 gxh8=Q 7.d1=R Qc3#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/8/8/3p1p1p/p7/8/p2pp1pP/1Qk2bK1

External links:

Paros, György

Magyar Sakkvilag, 1940

2nd HM

Example: Promotion
h#3  (4+12)

1.b1=S Bc1 2.d1=S Bf4 3.f1=S Qa2#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/8/1pn1b3/3k3p/1P1bn3/B1p2p2/1p1p1p1Q/7K

External links:

Maslar, Zdravko

Problem, 1957

Example: Promotion
h#6  (3+10)

1.g1=B Bg2 2.e1=B Bxh1 3.Ba5 Bxf3 4.h1=B Bd1 5.Bb7 f3 6.Bgb6 Be2#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/p1p5/k7/5p2/5p2/5p1K/4pPpp/5B1r

External links:

Foldeak, Walter Arpad

Revista de Sah, 1963

5th HM

Example: Promotion
h#5  (2+4)

1.h3 b8=R 2.h2 Rxb2 3.h1=R+ Rh2 4.Sb2 Rh3 5.Rb1 Ra3#

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/1P5K/8/8/7p/8/1b6/k2n4

External links:

Abdurahmanović, Fadil

The Problemist, 2003

2nd Prize

Example: Promotion
h#6 4.1... (2+12)

1.Sd3+ exd3 2.Rb6 dxc4 3.Kd3 c5 4.Kc4 c6 5.Kc5 c7 6.Kc6 c8=Q#
1.Qc8 Kd5 2.Kf4 e4 3.Qf5+ exf5 4.Rg6 f6 5.Kf5 f7 6.Kf6 f8=Q#
1.Kf2 e3 2.Qf4+ exf4 3.Kg3 fxg5 4.Kh4 g6 5.Kg5 g7 6.Kg6 g8=Q#
1.Sf3+ exf3 2.Rg6 fxg4 3.Kf3 gxh5 4.Kg4 h6 5.Kh5 h7 6.Kh6 h8=Q#

Q-Promotion (4x).

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/4p3/7r/1b2K1pp/2q3p1/2p1k3/2n1P3/b3n3

External links:

Radovic, Srecko

Joksimovic, Nebojsha

Orbit, 2002 (v. 2003)

1st Prize

Example: Promotion
h#6 4.1... (2+13)

1.b5 exd3 2.Rb6 d4 3.Kd3 dxc5 4.Kc4 c6 5.Kc5 c7 6.Kc6 c8=Q#
1.Qc6 Kf5 2.Kd4 e4 3.Qd5+ exd5 4.Rc6 d6 5.Kd5 d7 6.Kd6 d8=Q#
1.Kf2 e3 2.Rh3 exf4 3.Kg3 f5 4.Kh4 f6 5.Kg5 fxg7 6.Kg6 g8=Q#
1.g5 exf3 2.Rg6 fxg4 3.Kf3 gxh5 4.Kg4 h6 5.Kh5 h7 6.Kh6 h8=Q#

Q-Promotion (4x).

View in Helpmate Analyzer

FEN: 8/1p4p1/7r/2b1K2p/5pp1/3pkqr1/4P1p1/5n2

External links: