Letter #43 - 2009
Pawn Promotion Notation
10/02/2009 11:19:30 AM EDT
I like to know how the proper way to annotate when a Pawn is promoted in these cases:
A. Pawn in g7 captures Bishop in f8 and promotes to a Knight.
B. Pawn in g7 captures Knight in f8, promotes to a Rook and Check.
C. Pawn in g7 captures Rook in f8, promotes to a Queen and Checkmate.
I know that Pawn promotion is annotated like this: g7=Q or g7Q or g7(Q) but when it captures I don't know how is it.
Our answer is as follows:
Pawn promotion is not annotated like this: g7=Q. If you have a Pawn at g7 and you move to g8 to promote it to a Queen, it should be annotated as: g8=Q.
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