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Though forcing a player to move pawns may weaken any castling moves, later in the game often is it those same pawns that would be in position to reclaim a captured piece.

Reading this the second time brought a question to my mind, and I want to make sure mj and I are on the same page. When a pawn reaches the back rank, it gets promoted, which means it can be anything, even something that's still on the board, correct? So the default choice it to promote it to a queen, since it'd be great to have two queens at the same time. I know I used to believe you could just reclaim a captured piece, too, but then I read about what pawn promotion really means.

Mj, if this isn't what you're talking about, and you're saying, "Duh JT, I knew that," my apologies.

JT
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