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  1. 05 Apr '05 14:43
    Does anyone know what the different points are for the pieces?
  2. Standard member wib
    Stay outta my biznez
    05 Apr '05 14:48
    Originally posted by Shasty13
    Does anyone know what the different points are for the pieces?
    Pawn = 1
    Knight = 3
    Bishop = 3
    Rook = 5
    Queen = 9
    King = Unlimited

    But none of that really means a lot. All point values are relative to the position on the board. I've seen plenty of Knights that were worth much more than a rook. And a passed pawn can easily be the most valuable piece on the board. Just depends on the action...

    Hope that helps.

    Wib


  3. 05 Apr '05 14:53
    Thanks it does help.

    In a game I've lost my queen and a pawn but I have 3 of his pawns, knight and a bishop.

    So I said I have more power but he said he had more points.

    I just wanted to make sure.

    Thanks again.
  4. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    05 Apr '05 16:16
    Originally posted by wib
    Pawn = 1
    Knight = 3
    Bishop = 3
    Rook = 5
    Queen = 9
    King = Unlimited

    But none of that really means a lot. All point values are relative to the position on the board. I've seen plenty of Knights that were worth much more than a rook. And a passed pawn can easily be the most valuable piece on the board. Just depends on the action...

    Hope that helps.

    Wib


    Some people say the bishop is like 3.x (usually x <.5)

    This once again is dependent on the games advancement. (End game the bishop is "better" than a knight).

  5. Donation ChessNut
    Lightly Salted...
    05 Apr '05 17:27
    Originally posted by Alcra
    Some people say the bishop is like 3.x (usually x <.5)

    This once again is dependent on the games advancement. (End game the bishop is "better" than a knight).

    Depends on the endgame. There are times when a knight will tear apart a Bishop in the ending as he can reach any colored square he wants.