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crossroads 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Guess what is special here in this game Guess what is special about this ongoing game: board #732873
raimon 4 ( +1 | -1 )
A dutchman is about to beat a Dane?
lordnguyenvo 3 ( +1 | -1 )
I guess White has a lot of Queen promoting.
mercy 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Uhhhh? Its played by two players who dont want to play in a team or tournament? Or

Ummm... White is winning.

Doris
schachfruend 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Enlighten us Dear Watson ?? Lars is at a Crossroads?
crossroads 7 ( +1 | -1 )
No, all wrong There is something special about the game. Not about the players.
crossroads 13 ( +1 | -1 )
mate_you_in_fifty has given me half the answer Original queen never moved until the last move. But that is half the answer. What is the other half?
crossroads 22 ( +1 | -1 )
The number of moves is ... a reprise of the world record. See here:

www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm#Longest%20immobility
raimon 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Well Done so will your game be listed as equalling the world record for most number of moves before the queen moves off her original square? - 49
kremator 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess record Awesome site I never knew of all those records! I actually broke the record of queens in one of my games against an idiot I had 7!
a_professional_idiot 12 ( +1 | -1 )
kremator they don't count games where one side just allowed the other to queen repeatedly instead of resigning.
kremator 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Technically It was just because my opponent sucked at chess. I advanced them while deflecting obstacles with pieces and he took all the sacs.
gromanswe 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Castles in the sand 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Be3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.Qd2 c4 9.Be2 Na5 10.O-O f5 11.Ng5 Be7 12.g4 Bxg5 13.fxg5 Nf8 14.gxf5 exf5 15.Bf3 Be6 16.Qg2 O-O-O 17.Na3 Ng6 18.Qd2 f4 19.Bf2 Bh3 20.Rfb1 Bf5 21.Nc2 h6 22.gxh6 Rxh6 23.Nb4 Qe6 24.Qe2 Ne7 25.b3 Qg6+ 26.Kf1 Bxb1 27.bxc4 dxc4 28.Qb2 Bd3+ 29.Ke1 Be4 30.Qe2 Bxf3 31.Qxf3 Rxh2 32.d5 Qf5 33.O-O-O Rh3 34.Qe2 Rxc3+ 35.Kb2 Rh3 36.d6 Nec6 37.Nxc6 Nxc6 38.e6 Qe5+ 39.Qxe5 Nxe5 40.d7+ Nxd7 0-1

In this chess record game there are 3 castlings.
According to the rules of chess, you can only castle once.
Why does this game allow 3 castlings?

www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm#greatest%20number%20of%20castlings
gambitnut 53 ( +1 | -1 )
Although ... ... I'm sure you could've won faster if you had just used the first couple queens. I seems to me that the only reason you could have to get all those queens would be to just be able to say you could or to embarrass your opponent. Either way, they still wouldn't count the record. I'm not trying to be rude and if you had another reason for getting all those queens, I would be happy to hear it but I suspect you would have a hard time convincing the record keepers that they should count your record.
raimon 21 ( +1 | -1 )
gromanswe Incredible! I don't know how that came about!
according to FIDE chess rules:
Castling is illegal: if the king has already been moved, or with a rook that has already been moved
gromanswe 152 ( +1 | -1 )
Heidensfeld-Kerins, 1973, Irish Championships Heidensfeld-Kerins, 1973, Irish Championships
A famous game!
I searched the web. And the explanation on white castling twice, is
That it was illegal, but his opponent didn't discover it. He should have protested and called for a referee.
But noone noticed anything, until, maybe, long after.

White first castles 0-0. Then goes g1-f1-e1, so king is back on its place.
Then he makes 0-0-0, and wins the game.

Don't try this plan at Gameknot - I am sure it won't work. :D
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Wolfgang Heidenfeld was a very good player.
You can find many of his games aginst top-players, on the www.

"Wolfgang won the South African championship eight times and the Irish championship six times. Indeed, in 1959 he was both Irish and South African champion while domiciled in Germany! In 1955 he clinched first place in the last round of a South African tournament by beating former world champion Max Euwe. He had other wins against top players, including Najdorf and Durao, and numerous draws, including Pachman."

Alekhine, Alexander-Heidenfeld, Wolfgang
Berlin simul 1930

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. Bxb4 Nxb4 7. Nc3 O-O 8. g3 d5 9. a3 Nc6 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bg2 Be6 13. Rc1 Rb8 14. Qd2 Nxc3 15. Qxc3 Rb3 16. Qxc6 Rxb2 17. O-O Rxe2 18. Qa6 Ra2 19. Qxa7 Qd6 20. Rc3 Rd8 1/2-1/2

www.markorr.net/tica/players/heidenfeldw/home.html
www.chessmail.com/games/wolfgang.htm

/groman