Jun 132018

Under-promotions can be a thing of beauty, or a sign of madness. I once read about a game involving Chris Depasquale, where he chose a bishop instead of a queen, hoping to confuse his opponent in time trouble (as it was going to be captured anyway).
The following game is probably neither, but is curious as the promoted knight is White’s 3rd one on the board (btw this was the game I mentioned in a post from October 2017). The knight gets snapped straight away, but for a brief moment it was almost like having a proper cavalry.

Press,Shaun – Cunningham,Cam [B07]
Swiss Festive Fun, 31.10.2017 new PgnViewer( { boardName: “game864”, movesFormat: “default”, pgnString:’1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 c6 5.h4 h5 6.Qd2 Nbd7 7.f3 Bg7 8.Nh3 b5 9.Bd3 Nb6 10.b3 a5 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.Ng5 O-O 13.Ne2 Nfd7 14.Nf4 Nf6 15.O-O e5 16.dxe5 dxe5 17.Qf2 Rb8 18.Ne2 Nfd7 19.f4 Bb7 20.f5 Nf6 21.Bxb6 Qc8 22.Bc5 Ng4 23.Qf3 Re8 24.fxg6 Bf6 25.gxf7+ Kg7 26.fxe8N+ Qxe8 27.Qf5 Qg6 28.Qd7+ Kh6 29.Ng3 Bxg5 30.Nf5+ 1-0′, pauseBetweenMoves: 500, pieceSize: 29 } );

Once a knight, always a knight. Twice a night and you’re doing all right!
Source: Chessexpress