37 ( +1 | -1 ) the whammyI have no clue what it is called, but It has hit me a couple times. I have found that online chess sites allow you to upgrade your pawn to a queen, even if your queen has not been taken. I veiw as a kind of cheating, but I was taught that a pawn can only be upgraded into peices that opponent took. Any thoughts on this.
45 ( +1 | -1 ) philidor was a dummyi wouldn't like that rule very much. it seems even harder to upgrade a pawn if your opponent still has his queen. i think, if there were to be a special case made for that kind of promotion, the promoting player should be rewarded instead of punished.
maybe he could be rewarded a super-queen! the queen would be able to move as a knight does in addition to its regular ability. hahaha!