Happy Father's day to my Asian readers.
Today I would like to discuss about the optimization of your pieces. We generally are taught that pieces have common value (bishop = 3 points, rooks = 5 point, etc) but are less exposed to the fact that these values can change depending on how strong they are in any given situation.
The following example illustrates how maximizing the power of your pieces can give you the upper hand even in inferior material imbalances.
A critical positions has arised. How can Black make best use of his queen?