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Some players will do anything to try to prevent them losing... From the position above, white promotes and black may as well resign. White can make a 2nd queen and give one of them up if necessary to prevent black's attack with the d and e pawns. You won't even need to do that though. If black moves Ke4 his pawn on d5 is pinned, if he plays d5-d4 you go ...


The Queen is without question the most powerful piece on the board. I have a much different opinion on the 2nd most valuable piece(s) on the board, at least for all beginning to intermediate levels of skill. The Knights are extremely dangerous for their ability to threaten 8 widely separated positions at the same time and to immediately move to another ...

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