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It’s Black’s Turn Now the black’s queen is only attacking the b5 pawn. Of course it is not enough for a so powerful piece. That’s why black needs to create more weaknesses in the white’s position. Qb8-e4. fe 57 XABCDEFGHY 8-wQ-+-+-+( 7zp-+q+-zpk' 6-+-+-+-+& 5+P+-+p+-% 4-+-+P+-zP$ 3+-+-+-mK-# 2-+-+-+-+" 1+-+-+-+-! xabcdefghy the situation becomes more open and now the queen has a lot of objects of an attack. Kf2-Qh4 black took all the white’s king-side pawns with tempos. Kf3 XABCDEFGHY 8-wQ-+-+-+( 7zp-+-+-zpk' 6-+-+-+-+& 5+P+-+p+-% 4-+-+-+-wq$ 3+-+-+K+-# 2-+-+-+-+" 1+-+-+-+-!

Though White Didn’t Use His Passed Pawn Until The End, This Threat Has Wielded Powerful Influence On The Whole Game! It helped white to keep an opponent under a constant pressure and to almost paralyze him. The next type of passed pawns is a distant passed pawn. It implies that a passed pawn or a potential passed pawn is on another side of the board comparing to an opponent’s king. XABCDEFGHY 8-+-+-+k+( 7+p+-+p+p' 6-+-+p+p+& 5+-+-+-+-% 4-+-+-+-+$ 3+-+-+-zP-# 2PzP-+-zP-zP" 1+-+-+-mK-! xabcdefghy White: Kg1, Pawns: a2, b2, f2, g3, h2 Black: Kg8, Pawns: b7, e6, f7, g6, h7 It’s White Turn In this position white has a distant passed pawn on the queen-side.

Ke6 will play pay Rg7 and Rg8 mate. The next piece we will talk about is… The QUEEN Same with all other pieces a queen is the most active in a center. In a middlegame, however, it is usually bad to centralize a queen, because an opponent can attack it. Therefore there is a rule: The more pieces you trade, the more centralized your queen should be. When you have only a few pieces on the board, you should place a queen into a center. 56 As you know a queen can attack in many different directions.

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