Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 15 Feb '07 02:06
    let's say we have a rook + minor piece + two pawns + king vs. king + minor piece + rook plus two pawns
    assume that no pawns are passed or connected or anything special...
    just a typical endgame...
    i'm not asking which side wins, because it is in fact a draw (depending on piece position, of course)
    but let's say one side had a slight advantage, perhaps their pawns were connected, and one were passed...
    with the scale pawn= 1, minor piece = 3. rook = 5...
    relatively how much is a king worth in such endgame positions where one side does have an advantage such as a passed connected pawn, where material is still equal...?
  2. Standard member cadwah
    ¯\_(^.^)_/¯
    15 Feb '07 02:13
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    let's say we have a rook + minor piece + two pawns + king vs. king + minor piece + rook plus two pawns
    assume that no pawns are passed or connected or anything special...
    just a typical endgame...
    i'm not asking which side wins, because it is in fact a draw (depending on piece position, of course)
    but let's say one side had a slight advantage, perhap ...[text shortened]... ide does have an advantage such as a passed connected pawn, where material is still equal...?
    I'm not sure... but the king is worth somewhere in the region of 8,945,714,512.004 according to Fritz.
  3. 15 Feb '07 13:17
    When mating attacks aren't in the offing it's said a King is worth more than a minor piece and less than a rook. Some have suggested a nice round 4.
  4. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    15 Feb '07 14:41
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    let's say we have a rook + minor piece + two pawns + king vs. king + minor piece + rook plus two pawns
    assume that no pawns are passed or connected or anything special...
    just a typical endgame...
    i'm not asking which side wins, because it is in fact a draw (depending on piece position, of course)
    but let's say one side had a slight advantage, perhap ...[text shortened]... ide does have an advantage such as a passed connected pawn, where material is still equal...?
    3