happinessisawarmgun
28 ( +1 | -1 )

how many queens..? Theoretically , what is the maximum number of queens that can be on the board at any one time taking into consideration pawns will have to capture other pawns in order to pass. If anyone knows please share as I think this will help my learning !!! Tnx

how many queens..? Theoretically , what is the maximum number of queens that can be on the board at any one time taking into consideration pawns will have to capture other pawns in order to pass. If anyone knows please share as I think this will help my learning !!! Tnx

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honololou
46 ( +1 | -1 )

theoretically… I think it would be possible to have 18 queens since pawns

would not need to capture other pawns but could capture

pieces to pass. Of course there are only six pieces a side

(minus queen and king) to capture but by doubling and/or

tripling pawns I believe it would be possible (in theory) to

queen all your pawns and keep the original queens as well.

Don't see how this knowledge could help your game,

though.

theoretically… I think it would be possible to have 18 queens since pawns

would not need to capture other pawns but could capture

pieces to pass. Of course there are only six pieces a side

(minus queen and king) to capture but by doubling and/or

tripling pawns I believe it would be possible (in theory) to

queen all your pawns and keep the original queens as well.

Don't see how this knowledge could help your game,

though.

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lespaul
29 ( +1 | -1 )

Would it be possible... To have 18 Queens on the board at one time, and have a king NOT checkmated?

The king couldn't exactly be surrounded by pieces, as the pawns would need to take many of them to bypass the other pawns.

I can't conceive any situation where there could be 18 Queens and 2 free kings.

Would it be possible... To have 18 Queens on the board at one time, and have a king NOT checkmated?

The king couldn't exactly be surrounded by pieces, as the pawns would need to take many of them to bypass the other pawns.

I can't conceive any situation where there could be 18 Queens and 2 free kings.

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zoobrenok
60 ( +1 | -1 )

yes, it is possible.

In fact someone here on GK did it last year.

I don't remember board number and I don't think forum thread is still here...

if you look into the chess books you probably can find it..

by the way -- me and episode played a game here on GK where we promoted all pawns into the knights :-).

anyone would like to play a game where all pawns are promoted to white only bishops? --> this would be a good, very good challenge..

yes, it is possible.

In fact someone here on GK did it last year.

I don't remember board number and I don't think forum thread is still here...

if you look into the chess books you probably can find it..

by the way -- me and episode played a game here on GK where we promoted all pawns into the knights :-).

anyone would like to play a game where all pawns are promoted to white only bishops? --> this would be a good, very good challenge..

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calmrolfe
31 ( +1 | -1 )

Don't be silly !! How on earth can you possibly have 18 Queens on a chessboard legally !!

Think about it, each side has eight pieces, one of which is a King and cannot be taken, another is a Queen, if you take that you are one Queen less !!

There is something fundamentally wrong with your reasoning......

Kind regards,

Cal

Don't be silly !! How on earth can you possibly have 18 Queens on a chessboard legally !!

Think about it, each side has eight pieces, one of which is a King and cannot be taken, another is a Queen, if you take that you are one Queen less !!

There is something fundamentally wrong with your reasoning......

Kind regards,

Cal

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zdrak
22 ( +1 | -1 )

There are a grand total of 12 pieces that can be captured: 4x bishop, 4x knight, 4x rook.

In order for 8 pairs of pawns to bypass each other, only 8 captures need to be made: 4 by white, 4 by black.

So I don't see why it's impossible.

There are a grand total of 12 pieces that can be captured: 4x bishop, 4x knight, 4x rook.

In order for 8 pairs of pawns to bypass each other, only 8 captures need to be made: 4 by white, 4 by black.

So I don't see why it's impossible.

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zdrak
34 ( +1 | -1 )

Take this "game" for example:

1. a4 a5

2. b4 c5

3. b5 d5

4. c4 d4

5. e4 e5

6. d3 b6

7. f4 f6

8. f5 g5

9. g4 h5

10. h3 h4

11. Nc3 dxc3

12. d4 Nc6

13. bxc6 b5

14. d5 b4

15. Ne2 Ba6

16. Ng3 hxg3

17. h4 Bb5

18. axb5 a4

19. h5 Ne7

20. Rh4 gxh4

21. g5 Ng6

22. fxg6 f5

23. h6 f4

24. Be3 Rh7

25. Bd4 Rf7

26. h7 Rf5

27. exf5 cxd4

28. f6

See, all pawns have passed each other, and each side still has his original queen. Now the process of promoting all the pawns to queens (while using the newborn queens to shelter the kings) is merely technical.

Take this "game" for example:

1. a4 a5

2. b4 c5

3. b5 d5

4. c4 d4

5. e4 e5

6. d3 b6

7. f4 f6

8. f5 g5

9. g4 h5

10. h3 h4

11. Nc3 dxc3

12. d4 Nc6

13. bxc6 b5

14. d5 b4

15. Ne2 Ba6

16. Ng3 hxg3

17. h4 Bb5

18. axb5 a4

19. h5 Ne7

20. Rh4 gxh4

21. g5 Ng6

22. fxg6 f5

23. h6 f4

24. Be3 Rh7

25. Bd4 Rf7

26. h7 Rf5

27. exf5 cxd4

28. f6

See, all pawns have passed each other, and each side still has his original queen. Now the process of promoting all the pawns to queens (while using the newborn queens to shelter the kings) is merely technical.

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calmrolfe
23 ( +1 | -1 )

I take it all back !! You are absolutely correct, I've just replayed your moves and you are indeed right. 18 Queens it is then !!

:)

Cal

I take it all back !! You are absolutely correct, I've just replayed your moves and you are indeed right. 18 Queens it is then !!

:)

Cal

killmaster
30 ( +1 | -1 )

theoretically... zdrak has shown it is posible to have 18 queens on board.Practically, I have only seen five queens (of mine) on board in a blitz tourney, when my opponent saw me going for the sixth one he resigned which was rather too late,two chicks had already collected my autograph...just kidding!

theoretically... zdrak has shown it is posible to have 18 queens on board.Practically, I have only seen five queens (of mine) on board in a blitz tourney, when my opponent saw me going for the sixth one he resigned which was rather too late,two chicks had already collected my autograph...just kidding!