about our puzzles
Still, perhaps not so tricky if you’re used to solving these puzzles.
Never knew you could “queen” a bishop, so to speak.
it is all the rage with some Anglicans these days
‘Queening’ a pawn and electing to have a knight is a fairly standard routine in puzzles and the odd game because knights can often finesse any stalemate problems that arise.
Funnily enough – and this is pretty weird – I was thinking in the shower just yesterday “I wonder if there are any situations where it makes sense to promote a pawn to something other than a queen or knight (because the queen has the powers of both a rook and a bishop, so it’s not easy to think of how promoting to those pieces could be better. But sure enough . . . .