Don’t Queen, Underpromote for the Victory! | Tactics Time!

Caleb Denby shows instances of underpromotion, where the best move is to promote a pawn to something other than a queen. Although rare, promoting to a queen in these situations could lose you points.

Aranov vs Anatoly Karpov, Cheliabinsk (1962)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Hikaru Nakamura, Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2017)
D08 Queen’s Gambit Declined, Albin counter-gambit, Lasker trap
Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Malakhov, World Cup (2009): D15 Queen’s Gambit Declined Slav, 4.Nc3

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