A queen can move like a knight, but not the other way around. This is because of the rules of chess. The king and rook cannot move sideways, only forwards or backwards.

A bishop moves any number of squares diagonally, as long as it does not pass over another piece that is of the same colour. So a bishop could never get to where a queen is because there will always be an obstacle in its way (unless it’s free).

The queen can move in any direction she wishes – up, down left or right! The queen can move in any direction she wishes – up, down left or right! She is an agile and versatile chess piece. This means that the other pieces cannot keep her cornered as they might with a knight.

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For example; A player would have to use their king as well as their bishop if they wanted to corner the queen because this piece moves two spaces at a time (and also diagonally). If you only had your rooks it’d be difficult too; but not impossible.

A player is trying to get his king out of checkmate by sacrificing one of his pawns on one side then moving him over so he’s next to another pawn. The enemy now has three possible ways of getting past.

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