What is a Queen Maneuver?
A Queen Maneuver is the idea where the queen makes a series of moves, traveling from one position to another, in order to gain more activity and space, and to possibly create some tactics and win some material.
The above position is the most common example for a queen maneuver. Black can play 1…Qa5+ and, after White responds to the check with 2.Nd2, Black can capture White’s bishop with 2…Qxg5, winning a piece.
Nevertheless, such walk-on-the-cake positions won’t appear often in our practical chess games. We need to put more efforts and think harder to find proper queen maneuvers in practical positions. And that’s exactly what we are going to learn today.
Suggested you may like to watch the video lesson “How to create a solid plan in challenging/passive positions?” by IM Valeri Lilov.
Our new guest coach from “Chess Twins” has prepared a very instructive video lesson for you on this topic. In this video, you’ll learn how to maneuver your queen the right way and get the upper hand. You can watch the video lesson below: