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Here is a game that is instructional for beginners on the importance of developing your pieces and not getting your queen involved too early in the game:
1. e4 g6
2. d4 Bg7
3. Be3 c5
4. Nc3 Qb6
The beginning of Black’s problems. Black thinks he will win the pawn at d4.
After all he has three pieces attacking it and White only has two pieces guarding it.
But the queen is not a good piece to have out on the chessboard early because she can be hassled by the minor pieces all over the board.
Black also is always a move behind and to waste moves to keep your queen safe puts you farther and farther behind in the development of your own soldiers.
5. Nd5! Qc6
Black should have played Qd8 and get his queen to safety. But no one likes to go backwards.
6. Bb5!! ……..
It looks like Black can win a piece by taking the bishop at b5. But then White plays Nc7+ and Black’s Queen is lost to a “family fork.”
6. …….. Qd6
The only square for the Black Queen and now White wins a pawn and again threatens the Queen.
7. dxc5 Qe5
8. Nf3! Qxe4
White develops his last piece. If Black takes at b2 White will play Rb1 and when the Black queen moves White will play Nc7 + and win the Black Rook. So Black takes the e-pawn hoping that White will now play Nc7+ and take the Rook. Then White can play Qb4+ and take the bishop to get some material back.
9. O-O Kd8???
10. Ng5!! Qf5
Can you find the best move for White that traps the Queen and makes Black resign?