10. Aug, 2022

Exchanging queens

Most exchanges are often done by routine or purely based on simple calculation. A fair exchange is no robbery they say, but chess is much more complicated than that and every trade tends to change the character of the position, especially the trade of queens... read on

Diagram - Black offers an exchange of queens which creates a passed pawn for White

🙂 Video: When to exchange the queens (4:21)

👍 Thylacine3 - White offers a queen exchange which works against him

👍 Thylacine3 - this queen exchange maximises White's rook mobility