♡ 20 ( +1 | -1 ) "Chess" by Edward LaskerIf anyone has this book could you please look at section 50 and explain it to me. It is based on king/rook endings and under promoting a pawn to a rook instead of a queen . I cannot see the logic .
♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 ) Because if the pawn is promoted to a queen black forces a draw by stalemate - see parrvert's post above. By promoting "only" to a rook white still gets the same mating threat, without allowing the stalemate option.