Understanding before Moving 26: Cooperation between queen and bishop

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5/9/2021 – Herman Grooten is an International Master, a renowned trainer and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy. In the 26th instalment of his ChessBase show "Understanding before Moving", Herman shows examples of a good cooperation between queen and bishop. | Photo: Tommy Grooten

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In numerous sports, the players must work well together. In chess, too, the pieces must work together and sometimes a queen and a bishop can be be a powerful attacking pair.

When the queen is standing on a diagonal in front of the bishop we speak of a battery. In this episode we are going to see how the combination of queen and bishop can lead to a powerful attack.

The endgame study by the Dutchman Van den Ende below is one example. In this position White has a stunning twist which he will repeat several times. In the process, the white queen and bishop will force the win together. Do you see how?

 

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