Block promotion square

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Block the promotion square

In this level, your opponent is threatening to promote a pawn on the next move.

How can you defend against this kind of threat?
There are two main ways to defend against promotion:

  1. Protect the promotion square.
  2. Block the promotion square.

In this level, you must block the promotion square.


White threatens to promote the passed pawn with g8=Q.
The only way to stop the pawn is to block it with Rg1.

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