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How the Chess Queen Moves
The Queen combines the chess moves of the Rook and the Bishop.

The Queen can move any number of squares along its row, its column, or its diagonals. The diagram shows that a Queen in the center of an empty chess board can move to 27 different squares. This makes it the most powerful piece on the board.

The Queen can't hop over other pieces. The diagram shows that the black Queen is blocked by the black Knights, but can capture the white Knights. It can't go further on any of these lines.

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