Why haven't you moved your Queen my friend?

I watched Shawn as he moved his pawn all over the chess board… no hesitation, no delay, no fear… this chess match was unlike any other I had ever witnessed.

With confidence of a great warrior and the speed of a child wildly jumping pieces around on a checkerboard – Shawn was ruthless.

Yet, he moved his pawns and rooks so quickly that he left openings… he unknowingly left his queen and king vulnerable.  He moved quickly and powerfully.  His opponent Val "felt" stuck – no where to go….

In the game of chess the Queen is the most powerful piece. She can move in any one straight direction – forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally – as far as possible as …