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Sergey Volkov vs Artashes Navasardovich Minasian
Aeroflot Open (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Feb-20
Modern Defense: Queen Pawn Fianchetto (A40)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-20-09  khursh: Queens parade?
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  stoy: I have never seen so many queens in one game. Amazing!
Feb-21-09  LivBlockade:

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Position after 86. Kd6

Engines say that instead of 86...Qc3, Black can win starting with 86...Qg6+. A typical line continues 87. Kc7 Qg7+; 88. Kd6 Qgg3+; 89. Kd7 when Black mates in 13 (!) with starting with 89...Qd3+.

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Position after 89...Qd3+

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  Phony Benoni: After <73.a7>:

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The alternative <73...Qd3+ 74.Kb6 Qe4 75.Nc6 Qxb4+ 76.Nxb4 h1Q>

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is a tabllebase draw. So go ahead and take the second queen. Who knows?

Mar-31-16  QueensideCastler: Position after 65...Qxg1 black mates in 37.

Positon after 75. a8=Q black mates in 24.

Lomonosov Tablebases.

Jun-25-16  Smothered Mate: Note that the position <LivBlockade> gave also occurred 6 moves earlier. ​ Additionally, the Lomonosov tablebases indicate that from that position: ​

Qf6+ and Qg6+ both give a fastest mate,
​which is in this case mate-in-14.
​(There might also be other moves which do that.)

Qc3 just draws, and the position stayed a draw from that point on.

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