Tempo promotion

A tempo move by promotion of a pawn. The purpose of the promotion is to use up the move to be able to transfer the obligation to move to the opponent.

See also: Tempo move; Tempo maneuver.

Foldeak, Walter Arpad

Christmas Card, 1950

Example: Tempo promotion
h#3  (5+9)

1.a1=Q+ Ke2 2.Qe5+ Kf1 3.Qb5 Rxb3#

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FEN: 8/8/5N2/p6p/rpP4p/Rp5k/p4P1p/3K4

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Husserl, Gideon

Die Schwalbe, 1974

3rd HM

Example: Tempo promotion
h#4 3.1... (2+3)

1.g1=S+ Kh4 2.Kg2 Sd3 3.Kh1 Kg3 4.f1=B Sf2#
1.g1=R Kh4 2.Kg2 Sd3 3.Kh1 Kh3 4.f1=S Sf2#
1.g1=B Kh4 2.Kg2 Se2 3.Kh1 Kh3 4.f1=R Sg3#

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FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/5k1K/5pp1/2N5

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Jones, Christopher James Austin

Schach, 2010

2nd Prize

Example: Tempo promotion
h#4.5  (3+9)

1...c8=S 2.Rb5 axb5 3.Kd7 b6 4.Rxc8 b7 5.Ke8 bxc8=Q#

White tempo promotion.

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FEN: 4k2r/2P1pb2/7p/p1r5/P7/p7/p7/K7

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