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Crown: "to crown a new queen" (chess)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by trainer3000, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. trainer3000 Banned

    Hi.What does it mean to crown a new queen in chess?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. aasheq Senior Member

    London, UK
    English (Estuary)
    When a pawn reaches the last row it can be turned into a queen. We call this "crowning the pawn", not "crowning the queen".
  3. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Hello trainer3000

    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:)
  4. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    Yes, it's your basic back-rank pawn promotion. Where's e2efour when you need him? :rolleyes:
  5. e2efour

    e2efour Senior Member

    England (aged 76)
    UK English
    Here I am! :)
    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!
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013

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