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masros 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Exchange a queen with two rooks I always confused.It is worth to exchange a queen with two rooks?.Which one is better?
pandemona 78 ( +1 | -1 )
Hi masros,

General opinion is that two rooks are meant to be slightly better than a queen. But I think it is very dependant on the board! Also, the two rooks take a lot of skill to use properly.

For a very contemporary demonstration of the power of the rooks, look at this Kramnik vs Leko match from the recent WC: www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1306138 (you'll probably have to copy & paste the URL rather than clicking it directly due to a quirk of the way these forums handle URLs)

Good luck in your studies,

~ Stephen / pandemona