Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : What is Queening in a Chess Game

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : What is Queening in a Chess Game


I will now tell you about queening. Queening
is a unique feature that only the pawns can perform and what it is essentially is that
when a pawn has worked its way up to the eighth rank it can then be exchanged for any other
piece. Usually you would exchange it for a queen as that is the most powerful piece,
hence the term queening but you do not have to exchange it for a queen and there may be
rare occasions when indeed you would not wish to exchange it for a queen and then you have
the option of exchanging it for any of these other three pieces, the rook, the knight,
or the bishop and one other thing to note about queening is that you can queen and get
a new queen even if your existing queen is on the board and inasmuch as you have eight
pawns theoretically you could have nine queens running around the board which would be your
eight pawns which had been queened and your original queen, it doesn’t happen very often
but it could.

5 thoughts on “Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 1 : What is Queening in a Chess Game

  1. he stated you can only exchange the pawn for a queen, rook, knight, or bishop. watch the video again and quit being so damn bitchy.

  2. +catprince1015, the pawn is the queen, you play the pawn as the queen, but actually,  it's only a pawn pieces. 🙂

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