This lesson shows you how the Queen moves.

It can move like a Rook: up, down, left, right.

It can also move diagonally, like a Bishop.

The Queen is your most powerful piece. In the center of the board it can go to 27 squares. Count 'em!

A Queen can be BLOCKED by a friendly piece.

Here, the Queen CANNOT move onto or beyond the squares occupied by the White Pawns.

A Queen can CAPTURE an enemy piece by moving onto its square.

In this position the White Queen can CAPTURE either Black Pawn.

To make a capture you take the enemy piece off the board and replace your piece on that square.

It's NOT the same as checkers (draughts) - you DO NOT capture by jumping over an enemy piece.

Watch the movie and see how the White Queen captures the Black Pawns.

You've now reached the end of the lesson.

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