Material imbalance: Queen for Two Rooks

I have to say, if this is the aspect of your game most in need of fixing, then count yourself lucky, but there are some general lessons to be learned.

Example games:

Ish follows some theory:

Kramnik wins with the Rooks:

Fischer wins with the Queen:

The Queen on the attack:

The Rooks make a team:

So, what features favour the Rooks, which the Queen?

Yusupov loses to the Queen:

Yusupov has another go with the Rooks:

Chernin finds an improvement:

Ish's game in hindsight:

Chess Quotes

"Those chess lovers who ask me how many moves I usually calculate in advance, when making a combination, are always astonished when I reply, quite truthfully, 'as a rule not a single one' "
— Richard RETI.