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One of the major changes to chess was the augmenting the powers of the queen. With the augmenting of the queen's power, chess was transformed in a drastic manner. Now the queen is a major piece in chess and a powerful ally if used properly. In fact, one of the most beautiful moves in the game of chess is a queen sacrifice that results in checkmate. I love playing with chess puzzle books where such a move exists as it adds to the beauty of this grand game.

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