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Queens are overrated
Compiled by MarbleSkull
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What's in a queen?

Borovsky knows queens are overrated.
Dus Chotimirsky vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 0-1

What's that queen worth now, Botvinnik?
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Here Kamsy properly values pawn>queen
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Pawn promotion to Bishop: the superior play
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Tal correctly values knight>Queen
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Another promotion to Bishop
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Would a queen suffice? Heck no. Promotion to knight wins.
Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

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