(♕, ♛) is the most powerful piece
in the game of chess
, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally
. Each player starts the game with one queen, placed in the middle of the first rank
next to the king
. Because the queen is the strongest piece, a pawn
to a queen in the vast majority of cases.
In the game shatranj
, the ancestor of chess that included only male figures, the closest thing to the queen was the ferz
, a weak piece only able to move or capture one step diagonally and not at all in any other direction. The modern chess queen gained power in the 15th century.
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