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This is David Sullivan for Chess NYC with the queen. The queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but she’s not the most important. The queen combines the powers, of the rook and the bishop. A queen can move up, down and sideways just like a rook, but she can also move along the diagonals like a bishop. So, if you get your queen in a typically good position, which is in the center of the board, the queen radiates power out, in all directions, and can control a lot of space at once.

Here to illustrate the power of the queen, what she can and cannot do. Here we have a white queen in the middle of the board and we have some black pieces around her. In this position the queen can move in a straight line, she could capture the rook, or she could capture the queen, or she could capture this bishop. If she captured the bishop, then we see the rook could capture the queen back.

However from our staring position, the queen is not able to capture this rook on c2, notice the queen is not in a straight line to the rook so the queen cannot get this rook. And the queen is not in a straight line along the diagonal towards this bishop, so the queen cannot capture this bishop either. And that’s how we use the queen.

58 Comments

  1. FIRST COMMENTER AND LIKER!

  2. In China there is no queen in chess.
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  3. I didn't know that the queen has many moves my chess moves of the queen is one by one!

  4. She radiates power huh is this a lesson about science

  5. The queen also combines the powers of the king and pawn except the queen cannot be promoted

  6. The queen is the weakest piece because if she gets attacked she has to run away

  7. I like the king and the queen in chess because they are confined to the ranks, files And diagonals

  8. That's more like how the queen works, I didn't actually learn any useful information on how to use it properly…

  9. Cana. Qeen move in front of a piece or no?

  10. Can anyone give me a link where can i buy chess figures like these ones on this video

  11. I AM HERE FOR VENGENCE ! BTW ANYONE USING YOUR MOMS HANDPHONE?

  12. I like to trade Queens ASAP . Less chanches for me to Attack but it's safer overall

  13. STOP SMIRKING AND LET YOUR LAUGH OUT MR SULLIVAN!

  14. β€’ Gamerkittypaw β€’ βœ”οΈŽ says:

    Thank u know I know know how to use the queen

  15. It would be better if the queen of the rook

  16. I'm here after watching The Queens Gambit to learn more.

  17. Fun fact: Bishops are the only long ranged minor pieces. And the King is the only short ranged major piece. Knights are the only middle ranged piece.

  18. Thanks for a simple and clear understanding on the queen

  19. Lol been playing for a while in my laptop with move highlighters.. I wanna learn the moves myself

  20. The rook can't move backwards, so what if she moved behind it

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