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
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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!
25 ( +1 | -1 ) yes,i've seen that game with the 18 queens here, but i also don't know the boardnumber anymore. but this one is nice as well board #530820 (sorry john:)) greetings.