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Which is generally stronger? a queen or two rooks?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #61

    King_of_pawns

    I am in a game w/jogebelo and I am in process of getting queen but lose both rooks, so check it out. Lots of pieces left, so who knows.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #62

    browni3141

    King_of_pawns wrote:

    I am in a game w/jogebelo and I am in process of getting queen but lose both rooks, so check it out. Lots of pieces left, so who knows.


    I've played him twice.

    I've also got a current game on a different site where I've just traded my queen for two rooks.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #63

    wandafish

    in my opinion, depends of the position

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #64

    King_of_pawns

    Didn't get queen...it's always something.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #65

    masodik

    It depends on the position. A video about the topic has been posted on Mundo Ajedrez 

    http://mundoajedrez.com.pe/how-to-play-queen-vs-two-rooks-endgame-part-1/

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #67

    Abhishek2

    It depends on the position.

    Don't just assume that 2 rooks are 10 and the queen is 9, so it's better.

    As IM Rensch said, the queen is better when there are pawn weaknesses on both sides of the board, where it can move easily. Also with an open king the queen is better. In my opinion the queen is usually better.

    The two rooks only gain an advantage when they can adequately defend all the weaknesses because they are on one side of the board. The rooks must coordinate to achieve this.

    Of course, this is only with equal pawns. 

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #68

    Abhishek2

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  • 19 months ago · Quote · #69

    renumeratedfrog01

    IMHE, a queen is preferable if you're a tactical player, and two rooks are preferable if your'e a strong positional player.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #70

    Abhishek2

    renumeratedfrog01 wrote:

    IMHE, a queen is preferable if you're a tactical player, and two rooks are preferable if your'e a strong positional player.

    not always.....

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #71

    whiteheadw

    Queens are great at attacking multiple targets at once, but because of their value they suffer from poor defense.  A queen can get pushed around by almost any defended peace.

    Therefore, I would opt for the two rooks.  True, I wouldn't be able to do diagnal attacks, but as long as I am careful to avoid a King/Rook fork where the rook is undefended, I would chose the two rooks over the queen any day (plus, with the rooks, I can push around two peices (the King and the Queen), with the Queen, I can only push around the King most of the time (assuming my opponent defends the rook in some way).

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #72

    Conflagration_Planet

    whiteheadw wrote:

    Queens are great at attacking multiple targets at once, but because of their value they suffer from poor defense.  A queen can get pushed around by almost any defended peace.

    Therefore, I would opt for the two rooks.  True, I wouldn't be able to do diagnal attacks, but as long as I am careful to avoid a King/Rook fork where the rook is undefended, I would chose the two rooks over the queen any day (plus, with the rooks, I can push around two peices (the King and the Queen), with the Queen, I can only push around the King most of the time (assuming my opponent defends the rook in some way).

    The OP hasn't been here for 19 months.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #73

    JoeTheV

    I would prefer to side with the rook pair since they can defend each other, and unlike the queen, when one of them is alone, it is lower in value than the queen, but can also be helped with his friend when attacked or defending something.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #74

    linuxnive

    If you have open positions 2 Rooks are better. If you have somewhat complicated pawn structure Queen is better

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #75

    Somebody_

    2 rooks

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #76

    AndyClifton

    Wow, you dredge this thing up out of limbo...and then that's all you put?!

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #77

    Somebody_

    7 months

    7 weeks

    17 hours

    lucky much?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #78

    makhnoukh

    I would take two rooks over a queen, but since I am bad at getting forked and all, I don't know, unless they are on the same file or so.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #79

    harryz

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #80

    KartikeyG

    In this game I played also, two rooks dominated.... but all usually depends on the position.


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