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  1. 18 Jun '18 23:52
    The Queen or two Rooks, which side would you prefer to play?

    I am leaning to 2 rooks. Connect the rooks they are never hanging and totally safe from the queen.
  2. 19 Jun '18 06:41
    Originally posted by @eladar
    The Queen or two Rooks, which side would you prefer to play?

    I am leaning to 2 rooks. Connect the rooks they are never hanging and totally safe from the queen.
    Generally, I agree. If I was disciplined enough to study endgames (like I should) I'd have more to say about it. Sometimes my real self is not happy with my chess self.
  3. Standard member nevare
    TRUMP
    19 Jun '18 10:56
    I love games where I give up my queen for two rooks or three minor pieces. If I see an opportunity to do that I always do it.
  4. Standard member nevare
    TRUMP
    19 Jun '18 11:09
    That reminds me of a simultaneous exhibition I was at and GM Joel Benjamin was playing. I ended up with two rooks and two pawns to his queen and three pawns but I resigned because I had to leave. It was almost midnight and me and my girlfriend had to go somewhere. I think he was going easy on me because I made my girl dress sexy to distract him and I think it worked. True story.
  5. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    22 Jun '18 14:57
    Originally posted by @nevare
    That reminds me of a simultaneous exhibition I was at and GM Joel Benjamin was playing. I ended up with two rooks and two pawns to his queen and three pawns but I resigned because I had to leave. It was almost midnight and me and my girlfriend had to go somewhere. I think he was going easy on me because I made my girl dress sexy to distract him and I think it worked. True story.
    A honey trap in chess. Nice one. There's a story I read somewhere online, I'm never going to find the reference, about an Australian male player who wanted a game result set aside, his complaint was that his female opponent wore a low cut blouse which totally destroyed his ability to concentrate on the game...
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    22 Jun '18 21:09
    Originally posted by @eladar
    The Queen or two Rooks, which side would you prefer to play?

    I am leaning to 2 rooks. Connect the rooks they are never hanging and totally safe from the queen.
    Depends on the position. If the Rooks can't work together, or there are attacking chances for her, then the Queen usually wins. In an endgame with a well-enough defended King, and the Rooks connected, they can slowly pick pawns and the Queen can't do much to stop it.
  7. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    13 Jul '18 02:58
    Originally posted by @eladar
    The Queen or two Rooks, which side would you prefer to play?

    I am leaning to 2 rooks. Connect the rooks they are never hanging and totally safe from the queen.
    The rooks. I was indoctrinated by fisher.
  8. 13 Jul '18 08:31
    Situationally dependent as some indicated above.
    But, I will almost always opt to maintain the flexibility of my mobile Q.
  9. 13 Jul '18 20:13
    The two rooks are usually better, as they protect each other are able to focus their attack on one square. If there are a lot of loose pawns, then there might be cases where the mobility of the queen can be better, but generally not.
  10. 13 Jul '18 20:56
    One other concern is supporting pieces. No bishop no knight and the queen isn't nearly as dangerous.
  11. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    17 Jul '18 17:24 / 1 edit
    2 rooks can mate,a queen cannot. 2 rooks can be two places at once, a queen cannot. 2 rooks can double-attack some other piece or pawn, a queen can defend it only once.

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