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

  • aasheq

    Senior Member
    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".


    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:)


    Senior Member
    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!
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