The tutorial and training module “Compensation for the Queen” is dedicated to one of the most important strategic problems in a chess game. It explains how to continue in various positions with a queen against a rook and minor piece or two or more minor pieces (as a countervalue for the queen).

The module is a successful combination of classical games, with which the individual chapters are introduced, and modern examples.

This module will encourage the user to study the middlegame more seriously. More importantly, you will learn how to sacrifice correctly, attack on the kingside, coordinate your pieces and, of course, how to defend properly. There is no doubt that this knowledge will increase your playing strength considerably.

Many players understand the basics of tactical and positional play. However, one very important (and very interesting!) area is all too often neglected: how to sacrifice pieces effectively and how to defend in positions with an uneven distribution of material.

The module is designed for medium (ELO under 2000) to strong players (ELO over 2000). Some examples even cause difficulties for master players. However, players of all strengths will benefit from working with this module. This collection contains 212 selected and extensively annotated games from world championship matches and top games. It delights with surprising attacks, deep combinations and seemingly unbelievable raids that make this collection an absolute must-have.

Conclusion: An excellent compilation containing various tactical and strategic motifs that one may encounter in the middlegame. Without a doubt, it is an extremely instructive work! If you want to know how to sacrifice a queen or how to use your pieces against your opponent’s queen, be sure to use this module as well.

Chess Academy provides a complete interactive system for enjoying, playing and studying chess! Chess Academy enables any chess player to rapidly improve his chess skills in an efficient and effective manner. Chess Academy users learn chess and organize their training lessons through active participation and discovery with carefully selected and fully annotated Tutorial & Training Examples, authored by top-class players and experienced coaches.

  • Tutorial and training examples with text annotations in German and English are classified by topic / subtopic and each annotated variation includes appropriate position evaluations and/or text annotations explaining typical plans and maneuvers.
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This standard work also covers the following topics:

  • Attacking the king
  • Strong passed pawns
  • Domination
  • Fortresses
  • Dynamic balance
  • Material advantage
  • Coordination of the pieces
  • The queen sacrifice in the opening
  • Queen against two rooks and a bishop
  • Queen against two rooks
  • Queen against rook, bishop and knight
  • Queen against rook and knight
  • Queen against rook and bishop
  • Queen against rook
  • Queen against bishop
  • Queen against two bishops
  • Queen against bishop and knight
  • Queen against two bishops and knight etc.