Originally posted by Ice ColdI have a book called something like "rethinking the chess pieces"
The large board give piece values a twist. Knights are not nearly as good as a bishop.
Originally posted by Fat LadyYou're confusing it with the "Amazon", a King on h8 would still be allowed g8 in case of a chancellor on f7[/edit]
A chancellor can checkmate a lone king on its own, with no help from any other pieces (Black or White). This happens if the king is in a corner and the chancellor is a knight's move away from it.
Originally posted by heinzkatYou're right (assuming you meant the chancellor was on f7). I'm getting confused again. It's actually the archbishop which can checkmate on its own - e.g. king on h8, archbishop on f6.
You're confusing it with the "Amazon", a King on h8 would still be allowed g8 in case of a chancellor
Originally posted by heinzkatYeah a Brook would be a great piece to have.
That'd be an outrageous combination, imagine all the possibilities
Originally posted by greenpawn34When you lose that piece, you're broke
Yeah a Brook would be a great piece to have.
Get rid of the Queen, she's a liability anyway.
A Brook you can bring out early on in the opening and terrorise your opponent.
Of course the openings would have to re-named The Brook Gambit,
The Brook's Indian...Yes a Brook is the boy for me.