Chess polygamy (with 5 Queens)

mida
Aug 5, 2007, 12:00 AM |
10 | Amazing Games

There have only been a few "serious" games in which 4 or more Queens appeared on the board at one time. In many databases there is a game Sumpter - King, Australia 1965, with 7 Queens, which was later proven to be spurious; many chess sites also cite Konopleva-Schmidke, 1968 (or 1963), where 7 different Queens made an appearance (probably not at one time, anyway), but I can't find this game anywhere and I think this is a fake as well. There is the famous game Alekhine - N.N., Moscow 1915, with 5 Queens, which is certainly a mystification (a brilliant game indeed, but it was probably an analysis made by Alexander himself). But in 2 undisputed tournament games, there were 5 Queens simultaneously: they are Belov - Prohorov, Chelyabinsk 1991, and Mackic - Maksimenko, Yugoslavia 1994. I annotate here the latter.


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