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· SB 03 a z cc a. X o 'E ra / a c re TJ Championship By BLAKE STEVENS Texas State Champion The Queen, the most powerful and wnged piece on the board, can be pathetically limited when, even though the board is free and open, she has duties to perform If she is tied down to the defense defense of a piece or, more important, important, the King, many shocking liberties can be taken. Now 2 QxQ, R Q8 mate, and if 2 QKl.QxR Finally, if 2 R B2, QN8ch An overburdened piece has little value, no scope,.and no fighting power. "t'f\ V / / / Black to Play and Win Here again White could well use an Air Hole (P-KR3) as he is ·vulnerable on his first rank. Black to Play and Win Here is an open board, with material material even. Black could play 1 QxP but it would not be enough to win as all the pawns arc on the same side of tiie board. That is not to deny that Black w o u l d have w i n n i n g chances. But there is a much more conclusive move: 1 ... Q-N7I If White's King Rook Pawn were advanced a square, this audacious audacious move could not be made. ± ± ± ±' ± Position sfttr 1 . . . Q-N7 Position after 1 ... Q-Q7! At first glance a startling move, moving the queen without support . to a square where an enemy piece has its EOns trained. However, However, the support is there in the form of the Black Rook (2. QxQ, R-B8 Mate).' White could defend the mate but he would lose his Rook, so the game is over. Always pay attention to King Safety and do not assign the Queen this task, otherwise you will be playing a queen down to all practical purposes.

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 14 Jun 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 83

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