Bordello ~ 1

'Standard' (30 days + 1 day/move, max 45 days)
This game is being played under All Queens rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. b4 c6
Clock started on 11/5/2008
2. f4 Qcc7 3. g3 a6 4. Qb3 Qaa7 5. Qad4 Qxd4 6. Qxd4 g6 7. Qcb2 b5 8. Qda1 Qxd4 9. Qxd4 Qd6 10. Qxd6 Qxd6 11. Qe5 Qxe5 12. fxe5 Qgg7 13. Qe4 e6 14. Qd4 Qfe7 15. Qff4 Qc7 16. Qbf3 h6 17. Qf6 Qgxf6 18. exf6 Qed6 19. Qc5 Qxc5 20. bxc5 Qe5 21. Qf4 Qxf4 22. gxf4 Kd8 23. e4 Kc7 24. e5 a5 25. Ke2 Kb7 26. Ke3 Ka6 27. Kd4 Kb7 28. Ke3=

No point in wasting time with slow knight moves: For the truly power hungry, you can have your King and seven Queens and battle to a bitter pawn endgame, unless you're savvy enough to force checkmate before then.

Game rules

The game starts with the following setup



All standard chess rules are in place, where possible. Of course there is no castling.

While only queens are available initially, it is possible to promote to the other pieces (you can promotea pawn to a knight, for instance).



In most of the games players build up pressure, piling up the queens in the enemy camp, finally reaching massive queen exchanges. Then, players usually end up playing a queen endgame - most frequently having 1-2 queens each, and 5-6 pawns (note that one usually has more pawns here than in a typical standard chess queen endgame).

Keeping the king hidden and its shield protected is crucial, with hordes of queens there is no room for the king to become active.

Watch out for double attacks and calculate carefully the numbers of attacking and defending pieces!

Do not underestimate the pawns. The queens will be - sooner or later - exchanged, leading to the endgame. Then the extra pawn, especially a passed pawn, can be decisive.


Example games

Queen Me - both players try to induct weaknessess in opponent position, but also defend carefully, the game ends in a draw when nobody is able to make progress without risking too much,

Little pawn - complicated queen maneouvres and exchanges let white win one little pawn, in the resulting endgame its march turns decisive.

Links to more example games are welcome

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