# How many Queens?

How many Queens can you get on the board in a regular, legal chess game? All moves must be legal and you can control both sides. See what the max amount you can get is.

9 queen obv

unless it's bughouse, in that case, 18 queens

No, the max is 18, if both sides promote all of their pawns

Oh wow

Oh mi goud

Wow!

Actually, it is 20.

How?

TRIPU06 wrote:

How?

Learn to recognize the impossible and you will stop asking questions like this one. It will also raise your IQ by 20 points and give you peace of mind in a world infested by trolls.

No I knew it was impossible, I just wanted to see how he/she would continue.

It’s 18 guys count properly

Nutcracker666 wrote:

It’s 18 guys count properly

The answer is 16, I believe

Actually no it would have to be 14

The_God_Guy just proved that there can be 18 queens on the board

(: because doing it the other way doesn't work

18 queens total but it would be hard to avoid checkmate if it were a game against another.

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1. e4 (1. a4 Nc6 2. b4) (1. Nc3 Nc6 2. Nb5 Nb4 3. c3 Nd3+ 4. exd3 Nf6 (4... c5
5. Nf3 Nh6 6. Nh4 Ng4 (6... Nf5 7. Ng6 hxg6 8. Be2 f6 9. Nxa7 (9. Nd4) (9. Bg4
Nd4 10. cxd4 f5 11. Bxf5 (11. Nd6+) (11. Nc3 fxg4 12. b3 d6 13. h4 c4 14. Na4
Bd7 15. d5 Bxa4 16. bxa4 g5 17. Ba3 g6 18. Bc5 dxc5 19. d4 Bg7 20. d6 e5 21. Qb3
e4 22. d5 c3 23. d3 c4 24. d4 e3 25. Qb6 (25. Rb1 e2 26. h5 Rf8 27. h6 Rf3 28.
gxf3 Bf6 29. h7 g3 30. h8=Q+ Kf7 31. f4 g2 32. f5 g4 33. f4 g5 34. Qh2 Kg7 35.
Kf2 c2 36. Qf3 c3 37. Rb6 axb6 38. Qfh3 b5 39. a5 Rb8 40. a4 b4 41. a6 b3 42. a5
b5 43. a7 b2 44. a8=Q b1=Q 45. Qb7+ Kg8 46. a6 b4 47. a7 Qa2 48. a8=Q b3 49. d7
Qe8 50. d8=Q g1=Q+ (50... Qxd8) (50... Rc8 51. Qda5 Rd8 52. Qba7 c1=Q 53. Q5a6
Qca1 54. d6 c2 55. d7 Qh5 56. d5 Rf8 57. d8=Q c1=Q 58. Qda5 Qca3 59. d6 b2 60.
d7 b1=Q 61. d8=Q e1=Q# (61... Qbb4) (61... Qb8 62. Qdb6 Qhe8 63. Qhb3+ (63. Qhc3
e1=Q# (63... g3+ 64. Kf3 e1=Q 65. Rg1 Qeb1 66. Rc1 Qea4 67. Qcb3+ (67. Ke3 g4
68. Qbb4 Qe4+ (68... Q1xb4) (68... Qbb2 69. Qbc4+ Rf7 70. Qg1 Qb7 71. Rd1 Be7
72. Rd2 Bf6 73. Qc1 g1=Q+ 74. Kd3 Qgb6 75. Rd1 g2 76. Re1 Be7 77. f6 Kh8 78. Re6
g1=Q 79. Rd6 Bd8 80. Rd7 Re7 81. f7+ Kh7 82. f8=Q Qgc5 83. Qxe7+ (83. Qf6 Qcb5
84. Qb3 Bc7 85. Rd4 g3 86. Qb2 g2 87. Kc3 g1=Q 88. Qd6 Qg7 89. Qdb4 Bd8 90. f5
Qge5 91. f6 Qec5 92. f7 Rc7 93. f8=Q Rc6 94. Qf1 Rh6 95. Rh4 Bf6+ 96. Kc2 Rh5
97. Qb1)))))))) 25... axb6))))) 1... e5 2. d3 d6 3. Bf4 exf4 4. e5 Kd7 5. e6+
Kc6 6. e7 Kc5 7. e8=Q Qh4 8. Be2 d5 9. Bf3 b5 10. Be4 dxe4 11. Kd2 e3+ 12. Kc3
e2 13. Qd2 e1=Q 14. g4 Nh6 15. g5 f5 16. gxh6 g5 17. Nf3 g4 18. Ne5 g3 19. Nf7
g2 20. Ne5 g1=Q 21. Na3 a5 22. Nac4 bxc4 23. b4+ Kd5 24. b5 c5 25. b6 Be6 26. b7
Ra6 27. Ng6 Nc6 28. b8=Q hxg6 29. Kb2 f3 30. h7 f4 31. Qec8 Rg8 32. h8=Q Bf5 33.
Rb1 Be4 34. d4 Bh6 35. Ka1 Qd8 36. Kb2 Bg5 37. Ka1 Bh4 38. Kb2 Bg3 39. fxg3 f2
40. g4 f1=Q 41. Ka1 Qfe2 42. Kb2 f3 43. Ka1 f2 44. Kb2 f1=Q 45. h4 Rf8 46. g5
Rf6 47. gxf6 Qgh2 48. f7 g5 49. f8=Q g4 50. h5 g3 51. h6 g2 52. h7 g1=Q 53. Qhf6
Qhg2 54. h8=Q Bd3 55. cxd3 Q2h2 56. Qf8g7 Qh7 57. Qff8 Qde7 58. Qcd8+ Ke6 59.
Qdc7 Qef7 60. Qh2 Qfg8 61. Qhh6+ Qgg6 62. Qbe8+ Kd5 63. Ka1 Na7 64. Qef7+ Kc6
65. Qff6+ Kd5 66. Qdg5+ Qe5 67. Qgh4 Qe7 68. Qg4 Qef7 69. Qgh4 Qff5 70. Q4g5 Qh4
71. Rhf1 Qhh5 72. a3 c3 73. a4 c2 74. Ka2 c1=Q 75. Ka1 Qf4 76. Ka2 Qfg4 77. Ka1
c4 78. Ka2 c3 79. Ka1 c2 80. Ka2 c1=Q 81. Rb4 Qd2+ 82. Ka1 Qdh2 83. Kb1 Q2h3 84.
Ka1 axb4 85. a5 Rc6 86. Ka2 Nb5 87. a6 b3+ 88. Ka1 b2+ 89. Ka2 Rb6 90. Kb3 b1=Q+
91. Ka4 Qe1 92. Q6d8+ Kc6 93. a7 Qeh4 94. Qdf6+ Nd6 95. a8=Q+ Kc7 96. Qh1 Nc8
97. Ka3 Qh2 98. d5 Kb7 99. d6+ Ka6 100. d7 Ka7 101. d8=Q Rb5 102. Qdd4+ Rb6 103.
Qdf4 Rb5 104. d4 Rb6 105. d5 Rb5 106. d6 Rb6 107. d7 Rb5 108. d8=Q *