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Two Rooks v/s Queen End game

Is Two Rooks, King v/s Queen, King in the end game is a theoritical draw in chess? No player can win by any tactics?
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How many queens can check a king without it being checkmate (with no other pieces on the board)?

I am going to write an autobiographical story. The motive is therapeutic. I suffered abuse from my father, and at the age of 20, I developed delusional disorder; the psychosis lasted for 20 years, and ...
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Queen corner round trip

In "The Ink War", Hendriks "complained" that in some game, during the Zukertort manouvre Q-e8-h8-a1-h1 the bQ didn't start at a8. Do you know a game with a Q corner round trip in ...
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Why is 11...Qg6 the best move in this line of the italian?

In the following position: 2kr3r/ppp1bppp/2nq4/1N2pb2/8/3PBN2/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 4 11 The engine (Stockfish 14) suggests 11...Qg6 as the best move for black. It evaluates 11...Qg6 -3.4 compared to ...
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Is Shredder just making a mistake or is there a strategy here?

I was playing against the online version of Shredder on the hard setting, and after this weird opening phase I went ahead with a queen trade, but weirdly Shredder didn't take my queen. Is this just a ...
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Has simultaneous partial queen pinning, besides mutual queen pins, happened in a master game?

In a 3+0 blitz game, this humorous position arose. Have such mutual partial pins, wherein both players pin the others queen to their king, occurred in master games? [FEN "r3k2r/1ppb1ppp/p2bqn2/...
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I accidentally lost my queen and I resign is that a bad thing to do?

If it's bad what should I do? And I why resigning after I lost my queen is bad? I have no way to win, and I and I have to resign because I am going to lose anyway. So is it bad? [Event "...
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How to effectively use the queen in chess opening strategy?

The queen is the most powerful piece in chess, with the ability to move in any direction and threaten a wide range of squares. However, it can be challenging to effectively use the queen in the ...
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I don't understand why this scenario is checkmate. The black rook cannot move, as it's protecting black king. Can someone explain? See photo [duplicate]

So in this scenario the White Queen put the black king in check, which was then blocked by the black rook. So, how is it that the black queen moving to the position of F1 is considered checkmate? The ...
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History of convention for king & queen placement

As stated in this question, the convention that the player with the lighter-coloured pieces makes the first move was not established until fairly late in the 19th century. Before then, what convention ...
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What is the best approach when an opponent's queen is in the center and all of their pieces are developed?

I have played several games where my opponent's queen is somehow placed in the center of the board. However, this type of aggressive move positions my king in a dangerous spot. I can't castle because ...
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How to use my queen better

In many of my games, I'm having problems with developing my queen. I'm aware of basic principles such as not moving the queen too early, or developing it after the minor pieces and so on. Yet, I ...
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Why is there association between a queenless position and the endgame?

Why does there seem to be some idea that trading queens is the start of the endgame? What does trading queens have to do with the endgame? Why are queenless positions often considered to be endgame ...
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Quickly losing a queen in style

I accidentally ran into this game again. [FEN ""] [startply "7"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 Qf6 3. e5 Qf5 4. Bd3 What would be the fastest way to lose a queen by a direct attack on ...
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What is the earliest queen move in any strong, modern opening?

I have noticed a tendency of weaker players to move their queen out very early (e.g. move 2-5), and conversely, a tendency for strong players to move their queen much later (usually later than move 5, ...
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King + Queen vs. King + Queen - is this a draw?

Black and white both have one queen and the king. Is this game a draw?
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Must one say "queen check" before capturing a queen?

I was playing a friend and I took her queen. She said that I didn't say "queen check" beforehand. I have never heard of this. Is it a rule?
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Two Rooks vs Queen endgame

Is an endgame with Queen and King vs. two Rooks and King a win for the Queen, a win for the two Rooks, or a draw?
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Seeking an explanation for Nezhmetidnov’s queen sacrifice

In this game, Rashid Nezhmetidnov sacrificed his queen for a bishop. I see that White gets an outpost on d5, but I can't find anything else that justifises the sacrifice. Is there any other ...
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Does a KQQ vs KQ endgame position with perpetual check exist?

In such an endgame situation (no specific position), where White isn't pinning the Black queen on the first move, is it possible for Black to get a perpetual check if they move first?
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Forced mate: 2 queens vs king

On the board, there are 2 queens (of the same color) placed on random squares. The opposing side has only a king, placed on a random square (and not in check). There obviously exists a mating sequence....
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When is a queen better than 3 minor pieces (or vice versa)?

Obviously a lot is going to depend on the exact position, but I'm asking if there are any general signposts - e.g. bishops usually get better than knights if the position is open, or in an endgame, ...
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Scandinavian Defence queen e5

I'm new to chess (around 1000), and I like to practice the Scandinavian defence. I started to check the theory related to it, and I've never seen a single source talking about this queen move after ...
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How can I save this game?

I was playing a blitz game and the time control was 2m+1s. The end game was KQ vs KR and I (with KQ) lost on time as it took roughly 2 seconds for me to make a move. I would like to learn a lesson: in ...
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How many queens can be on the board without neither forced mate nor forced stalemate (53?)?

I was wondering how many queens can be put on boards without the position being a forced checkmate or a forced stalemate. The best I came up with is 53 this position. [FEN "QQQQQRK1/QQQQQPr1/...
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Queen against rook-drawn and won endgames [duplicate]

I played a game in which I had a queen against a rook but it seemed that my opponent’s king could protect his rook, and there were no pawns on the board. In the end, I drew the game. Are such games be ...
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Openings that reach endgames? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some openings for white and black that have a high probability of trading queens early on without being significantly worse. Does anyone know any openings that fit this criteria?
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Trading queens in the opening

Which standard openings in chess usually pave the way for an early queen trade in the game? In other words, which opening has a high probability of exchanging the queens in the opening itself? Does ...
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Franci de Castellvi - Narcis Vinyoles 18. ... Qg6??, a blunder by black?

[Site "Valencia"] [Date "1475"] [White "Franci de Castellvi"] [Black "Narcis Vinyoles"] [Result "1-0"] [startply "36"] [FEN ""] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. h3 ...
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Why does a knight combine better with the queen than a bishop does?

From this question, the couple queen + knight is strong in attacking the opponent's king. I searched why the knight combines better than the bishop with a queen, and all I could find, from this ...
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Which is better, going for checkmate, or forcing immediate resignation?

Let's say you have a position where you can win the opponent's queen in one move and you know he will resign; or you play a combination that is technically stronger since it forces mate, but it takes ...
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Has there ever been a grandmaster-level win where a queen did not move nor get taken throughout the game?

Has there ever been a grandmaster-level win where the queen of the side that won did not move nor get taken throughout the game? I feel like this is possible even at such a level as the side whose ...
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Why doesn’t the computer like my odd queen trade?

I played a game as Black some months ago on chess.com in which I made a rather amusing, in my opinion at the least, queen trade. I won the game in the end, but only after being a bastard and promoting ...
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Would a professional level player put their queen in danger of capture from the opposing queen with protection?

Every now and then I will move my queen into a position that puts it in position to be captured by the opposing queen. Sometimes my opponents takes it and I capture their queen immediately. Also, ...
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Losing the queen and then winning the game

Many years ago, I was on a mountain with some people. I was very young then, between 15 and 17 years old, I think. Some older people came and one of them started to play chess with me. I cannot ...
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King or Queen-Which piece is which?

I recently bought a set of wooden chess pieces, which I liked for its simplicity. I'm not sure, however, which one is supposed to be the king and which one is supposed to be the queen. I would say ...
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Historical origin of the queen as a chess piece

As far as I know, chess was introduced at Europe from Arabia by a Spanish king: Alfonso X. I recently read an article in Spanish press saying the queen was also introduced as a piece in Spain. The ...
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As Black, how should one respond to 4. Qe2 by White in the Russian Game, Damiano Variation?

I recently played a game as Black. My opponent and I transposed into, according to Lichess, the Russian Game, Damiano Variation, when White played 4. Qe2. I wasn’t sure how to reply, and I ended up ...
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Why does white sacrifice their queen in this exercise?

I was doing this exercise on lichess, but I don't see why the best move for white is to sacrifice their queen in exchange for a knight (after Nh3+): [title "lichess puzzle 61517"] [fen "4r1k1/...
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Can one win with two dark square bishops and two light square bishops and his opponent has only one queen?

Can one win with two dark square bishops and two light square bishops and his opponent has only one queen? I remember seeing this endgame being analyzed in a video around 10 years ago (and I think ...
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How to record these moves?

Suppose a complete hypothetical positions that white has 6 queens and they are at a1, a4, a7, g1, g4, g7, respectively. How to record the following move in the standard algebraic notation? Moving the ...
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How to deal with your opponent's queen if your opponent rejects any trades?

If my opponent brings out his/her queen early in the game, I usually attack it with my own queen. The opponent can either accept the trade or reject it. If he/she accepts, I have no questions at all. ...
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Can a King and Queen mate a King and Knight or is this a drawn game?

White has a King and a Queen. Black has a King and a Knight. It is White's move. Can White win or is this ending a draw?
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Why didn't the White queen take the Black rook here?

I was seeing this match on chess.com. [FEN ""] [StartPly "18"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 h6 4. O-O d6 5. d3 Bg4 6. c3 a6 7. Nbd2 Nf6 8. Qb3 Qe7 9. Qxb7 Nd8 10. Qb3 Be6 11. Qa4+ Bd7 12. Qc2 g6 13. ...
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Why do players resign after accidentally giving their opponent a free queen?

Whenever I verse players in Live Chess (30 minutes) on Chess.com, sometimes I am able to threaten their queen because they brought it out too early in the game. In the opening/beginning to midgame, if ...
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Why can I only move my Queen vertically?

I'm playing a game on chess.com and I want to move my Queen to h7. The website won't let me move it there. I tried moving it to other places but the only way I will let me move it is vertically. Is ...
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Is a queen for two rooks reasonable in this position? What are the disadvantages?

Is Qxe8 reasonable? I always wanted to trade off a queen against two rooks and the engine likes this idea, but am I leaving my pawns unprotected in this situation? It would be hard to protect those ...
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Multimove variant rules with queen that does two moves in one

I recall playing a multimove variant special rules chess game where one player (say black) has all the usual pieces, while the other player has just a queen that can do two moves in one. So the queen ...
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Countering The Wayward Queen Attack

I'm a new player =I just started playing again after an over 10 year hiatus. I'm (sadly) in the 600s. I've been studying openings and I seem to do better in games where I can use the Italian game or ...
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Why is exposing my queen for capture better in this position (According to computer analysis)?

In one my of my game, the following position appeared (me white): Computer analysis says that I should have played Nf3 (exposing my queen being captured by the bishop). In the proposed scenario by ...
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