Queen Strategies

The strategy for the Queen in the opening is usually to stay at home. But sometimes she goes out to play. The list includes:

  • Keep the Queen at Home
  • Develop the Queen Only One Square
  • Avoid Early Queen Forays
  • Avoid Grabbing Pawns

Middlegame Strategies for Queens

Middlegame strategies for the Queen are numerous and relate to attacking strategies and to tactical play:

Positional Play with Queens

Positonal Queen strategies include:

  • Dominating Queen
  • Hovering Queen
  • Diverted Queen
  • Defensive Queen
  • Bring Back the Queen to Defend

Endgame Strategies for Queens

Endgame Queen strategies are quite complicated and often differ depending on the types of queen endgames: