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John Lawson wrote on 2003-05-29 UTC
'Now, promoting a Rook to Queen, dispite the gain of 1.5 to 2 Pawns is
less obviously a good idea because of the leveling effect.'

And because it takes two tempi, not one.  You can use two tempi and two
Pawns to change a Rook to a Queen, two Bishops and two Pawns to two Rooks,
or a Rook and two Pawns to three Knights.  Or two Bishops and two Pawns
into four Knights.  Which would you rather have?  That is a question
anawerable only by playtesting.

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