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stalemate strategy ;)
Here is an actual game where black, (the lowest rated player on gameknot) managed to pull off a draw against a much stronger player without moving any pieces besides the king and some pawns...
enda (1473) vs. nsyncluver (584)
3.d5 Ke7 ...out comes the king on move #3!
black played nonsense moves, but I think the real embarrassment is the fact that white, with a 1473 rating seemed to forget that checkmate is the object of the game... not capturing all your opponent's pieces and then forcing a draw!
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...I've run into the occasional situation where underpromotion to a rook is the prudent move. And two queens are trickier than you might think!
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i find that rooks are better in the endgame when paired with a queen, not two queens-it's too complicated.
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The lowest rated player here is my almost-omonimous brunette.