Error Management Guide:
Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 3)
Bringing Your Queen Out Too Early
Because the Queen is a player's most powerful Piece, it's tempting to thrust her straight into the game; to lead the attacks and capitalize upon her might, to bring about a swift and crushing victory.
The problem with this approach is that it doesn't factor in the Queen coming under attack from the opposing army.
No problem, you might think ... "I'll just move the Queen to safety, if she's attacked."
Yet, therein lies the very problem!
Having to move the Queen more than once, during the opening, violates one of the major principles of Development Strategy: "In the Opening, seek to move each Piece ONCE only, per turn."
By moving Pieces more than once, you risk your opponent gaining sufficient, positional advantage, which a lead in development can bring and which could severely restrict your own positional options ...
Falling behind in development can put you on the back foot for the remainder of the game; always playing second-fiddle to your opponent's superior move options, with your reactionary predicament pulling you towards your own demise.
If you're having to prat-about moving and re-moving your threatened Queen, it's obvious that those moves are being made at a detrimental cost to the overall Development of the remainder of your army.
A Rough Guide to Opening Development
Moving On: Leaving Your Pieces Undefended (Page 10).
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