All about my queen

All about my queen

Aug 3, 2015, 7:53 AM |

Lots of chess beginners focus on the queen on the chessboard.

They grab every opportunity to attack the opponent queen, and seemingly forget

that the game of chess is in the end all about

... the king Smile

Here is an extreme example of attacking the queen at "all costs" in a game I just played.

I also see stronger chess players choose to attack the opponent queen, even when there's better moves available.

If one continues to play like that, then there's the risk that your chess playing will become mechanical and superficial, and it will probably be more difficult for you to improve your chess skills.

So, I recommend to ask yourself each time you want to attack the opponent queen :

  1. Is the opponent queen finding a better or a worse square to go to ?
  2. Is my move improving my position and/or making my opponent's position worse ?
  3. Is there a better move ?

Try it, and let me know how it goes Smile

Chess enlightenment will pay off with chess joy in the end !