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  1. 16 Mar '06 07:35
    Am puzzled smalltime.By the,how many queens can one have in a game once the pawn has reached the opposite end.
    tanx in advance
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    16 Mar '06 07:45
    9
  3. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    16 Mar '06 09:25
    18 surely - 9 black and 9 white.
  4. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    16 Mar '06 09:27
    Originally posted by Redmike
    18 surely - 9 black and 9 white.
    pawns can't just 'pass through' each other tho!
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    16 Mar '06 09:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Redmike
    18 surely - 9 black and 9 white.
    I read 'can one have' as in the personal 'one' ie. a single person.
  6. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    16 Mar '06 09:44
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    I read 'can one have' as in the personal 'one' ie. a single person.
    Yeah - I'm just being pedantic.
    One could be playing a game against oneself.
  7. 16 Mar '06 09:44
    da vi ebem angliiskio
  8. 16 Mar '06 12:47
    14 queens.....

    Take for example files A and B. Lets say that you have a5 and b4. After b5 axb5 en passant and for files A and B you Queen 3 pawns.
    Every two files...3 queens...
    So yoy have 12 Queens like that and then the 2 queens...

    Thats make 14.

    It´s a strange game...but.....
  9. 16 Mar '06 12:59
    Originally posted by hipercandombe
    14 queens.....

    Take for example files A and B. Lets say that you have a5 and b4. After b5 axb5 en passant and for files A and B you Queen 3 pawns.
    Every two files...3 queens...
    So yoy have 12 Queens like that and then the 2 queens...

    Thats make 14.

    It´s a strange game...but.....
    Huh??? I don't follow that at all.
  10. 16 Mar '06 13:10
    taking en passant allows 2 pawns to turn into queens.
    In the other column yoy have only 1 pawn (the other was taken en passant)
    So you can queen up to 12 pawns, not the 16 becase...

    But Now im thinking more and i think you can have 16 queens....let me think a little bit more
  11. 16 Mar '06 14:04
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    pawns can't just 'pass through' each other tho!
    they cant? why not?

    18 queens.
  12. 16 Mar '06 14:13
    Originally posted by hipercandombe
    taking en passant allows 2 pawns to turn into queens.
    In the other column yoy have only 1 pawn (the other was taken en passant)
    So you can queen up to 12 pawns, not the 16 becase...

    But Now im thinking more and i think you can have 16 queens....let me think a little bit more
    You are forgetting that you have some minor pieces that can be used to move pawns around each other as well.
  13. 16 Mar '06 17:35
    thats why I think that 18 should be fine...
    But i didn´t try it at home...
    Im at work actually...when i arrive home ill do it otb
  14. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    16 Mar '06 19:28
    Jesus - what did I start?
  15. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    16 Mar '06 19:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Redmike
    Jesus - what did I start?
    18.

    [EDIT] Not my own work.

    1. a4 b5
    2. c4 d5
    3. e4 f5
    4. g4 h5
    5. g5 Rh6
    6. gxh6 Nf6
    7. Be2 g5
    8. Bg4 hxg4
    9. e5 Kf7
    10. exf6 Nd7
    11. Nc3 Nb8
    12. Ne4 fxe4
    13. Ra3 Be6
    14. c5 d4
    15. Rc3 dxc3
    16. c6 Nd7
    17. cxd7 b4
    18. b3 Rb8
    19. Ba3 bxa3
    20. a5 Rb6
    21. axb6 a2
    22. b7 a5
    23. b4 a4
    24. b5 a3
    25. b6 c5
    26. d4 c2
    27. d5 c4
    28. d6 c3
    29. f4 e3
    30. f5 Kg8
    31. Qf3 g3
    32. h4 g2
    33. Rh3 Kh7
    34. f7 g4
    35. f6 Kg6
    36. Qc6 Kf5
    37. h5 g3
    38. Ke2 Bd5
    39. Qc8 e5
    40. h7 Bb3
    41. Kd3 e2
    42. h6 e4+
    43. Kd4 e3
    44. Rh4 Kg5
    45. Re4 Bg7
    46. Re8 Kh4
    47. Nh3 Kxh3
    48. Kc5 Bf8
    49. Rxf8 Qxf8
    50. Kc6 Bc4
    51. Kc7 Kh2
    52. Kb8 Kh1
    53. Ka8 Qg7
    54. Qxc4 Qg4
    55. b8=Q g1=Q
    56. Qa7 Qh2
    57. b7 g2
    58. d8=Q g1=Q
    59. Qcc8 Q4g2
    60. Qc6 e1=Q
    61. b8=Q Qeg3
    62. Qdb6 e2
    63. d7 e1=Q
    64. d8=Q c1=Q
    65. f8=Q Qce3
    66. Qfd6 c2
    67. f7 c1=Q
    68. f8=Q a1=Q
    69. h8=Q a2
    70. h7 Qab2
    71. Qhg7 a1=Q
    72. h8=Q

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