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Viktor Korchnoi vs Eugenio Maciel German
Stockholm Interzonal (1962), Stockholm SWE, rd 1, Jan-27
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Sicilian (A21)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-04-05  aw1988: The game was drawn, with Korchnoi an extra queen.

Later he explained something extremely strange... 'The board is too small for two queens!'

Mar-07-06  TClifton: Queen against Rook and Knight - and pawn structure of white is weaker- its an equal position - its a draw.
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  wordfunph: <aw1988: The game was drawn, with Korchnoi an extra queen. Later he explained something extremely strange... 'The board is too small for two queens!'>

his full statement..

"During the analysis, I discovered something very remarkable: the board is simply too small for two Queens of the same color. They only get in each other's way. I realize that this might sound stupid, but I fully mean it. The advantage is much less than one would expect by counting material."

taken from Mastering Tactical Ideas by Minev.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: Korchnoi put this knowledge: that the board is too small for two ♕s, to good use in Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994

Also in A Reshko vs V Faibisovich, 1969. White has only two minors for Q, but the pair of extra Qs means he has the advantage. Again, the board is too small for two Qs.

Feb-28-17  ColeTrane: Reminds me that Ludacris song, "Move B*tch, Get Out the Way...!"

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