Is this legal in chess?
My brother got his bishop to my side, so I said do you want to switch it for anything, he said no, so we kept playing. His bishop stayed in the same spot and later he sacrificed his took to get to my side, I took it and he said "I'll switch the bishop for the rook now" he says it's not NOT a rule, but he cant just do that can he?
- L. E. GantLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
The only piece that can get promoted is the pawn, and that's as soon as it reaches the 8th rank.
- Chris AncorLv 71 month ago
No, never sacrifice a 'took'.
- YavanLv 71 month ago
No, that's all very wrong.
Only pawns promote. No other piece does this. And the pawn MUST promote to either a rook, a knight, a bishop or a queen, immediately upon reaching the 8th rank (or 1st rank for Black).