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Chess Rules - Special Moves: Promotion

When a Pawn reaches the far side of the board, it is promoted. This means that it must be turned into another piece of the player's choice.

A Pawn must be promoted in to one of the following pieces:

You can promote a Pawn to any of the above pieces, even if those pieces are already being used on the board. For example, it is possible to control 2 Queens at one time (or even more!).

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Chess Rules and Basics - Table of Contents
Introduction - Game Overview
The Pieces - The Rook - The Bishop - The Queen - The Knight - The Pawn - The King
Starting a Game - Check & Checkmate - Stalemate
Castling - Promotion - En Passant
Understanding Checkmate - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6
Chess Strategy 101
Chess Notation - Part 2
Where to Go From Here