Discussion in 'English Only' started by trainer3000, Apr 27, 2013.
Hi.What does it mean to crown a new queen in chess?
Thanks in advance!
When a pawn reaches the last row it can be turned into a queen. We call this "crowning the pawn", not "crowning the queen".
I don't think I've heard this precise expression, but a pawn can become a queen if it reaches the far side of the chessboard. Does the context support this meaning?
EDIT: cross-posted with aasheq
Yes, it's your basic back-rank pawn promotion. Where's e2efour when you need him?
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The normal expression is to promote a pawn to a (queen or any other piece, except a pawn or a king). You can get a new queen (by promoting a pawn).
I have never heard "crown a queen" (in chess), although it may be used in draughts/checkers (?).
Sorry, in draughts it's a king!
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