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The Chess Pieces (The Chessmen):

The Queen queen

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The Queen is the strongest piece on the chessboard. If your Queen is captured you are often in real trouble.

The Queen can move like a Rook and a Bishop.

What is a Queen worth? It is accepted that the Queen is equivalent to nine pawns in strength.

What is the abbreviation for a Queen? Q

The Queen when placed in the centre of the chessboard attacks the largest number of squares that any one piece can!

The pattern these squares make look like a Union Jack Pattern.


Notice how a Queen attacks like a rook or bishop as shown by the white vertical and horizontal and diagonal stars


Here the Queen is shown in another position look how many squares it attacks as shown by the white stars.