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When is it a good idea for to trade your Queen for two Rooks? When isn't it a good idea? I've had the opportunity to do this a couple of times lately, and it always makes me nervous.
I dont like doing this, unless its only a Rook and Rook and some pawns vs Queen and some pawns endgame..
But thats just my Oppinion
I had a simul game against an IM where he had a queen vs my 2 rooks but we ended up drawing.. If only i can find it.. Ill get back to you if i do.
I think keeping the following in mind will help to answer both of your questions.
If you give up your queen for 2 rooks, be sure that you are able to maintain coordination between your pieces.
Thank you for posting this again. I had heard of these statistical studies before but never actually seen the article.
Objectively and generally two rooks are mostly better then a queen unless you are unable to coordinate your rooks or the queen has unreasonable mobility and targets to attack because of overwhelming weaknesses.
So you need to look at the board. If the queen doesn't have targets, like weak pawns, your rooks will be better.
this move is useful when the king arrounded
another thing i see hasnt been mentioned is the placement of your own king. if your king is available for your queen to check and stuff it will increase the queens worth alot in those positions
both queen and rook have great mobility, when the queen is in the center with super mobility, and oppoent's rook are in the corner with very little mobility, then don't exchange the queen for both rooks, if the other way around, exchange the queen for both rooks
If one army has a mobile queen in the center when the opposing army has two immobile rooks in a corner there should be no way to initiate the trade in the first place...
Well if you get the first rook and your pawn is on diagnol on the rank if where the rook takes the queen your pawn takes an promotes always is good.
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