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  1. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    22 Oct '14 21:39
    http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-chances-of-survival-of-individual-chess-pieces-in-average-games?
  2. 22 Oct '14 22:07
    Neat.

    I see the percentages as indicators of the popularity of certain openings. For example whites d-pawn and blacks c-pawn have a low survivability due to the popularity of the Sicilian defense.
  3. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    22 Oct '14 22:30 / 1 edit
    your pieces only survive as long as your king lives🙂
  4. 23 Oct '14 13:17
    I see the White d-pawn is the most likely candidate not survive a game.

    Easily understood. It gets chopped in Sicilians.

    In KP openings d2-d4 is ususally the only way to get an opening plus.
    The Lopez, The Scotch, Giuoco Piano, The Danish, The Philodor....

    d4 is usually the spark that ignites the captures and the d-pawn falls
    on either d4 or e5 (after taking the Black e-pawn)

    In QP openings it is the target for a freeing c5 or e5 by Black.
    In the Benoni it is pulled forward to d5 and hit with e6.
    In the KID/Pirc it is pulled forward to d5 and often hit with c6.
    It is attacked and swopped by a c5 in The French.

    I'd like to see the score of the games where the d-pawn survivs the game.
    If it tips heavily in White favour then we have discovered the secret of chess.

    Do not leave your d-pawn open to attack. Protect your d-pawn.
  5. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    24 Oct '14 20:36
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I see the White d-pawn is the most likely candidate not survive a game.

    Easily understood. It gets chopped in Sicilians.

    In KP openings d2-d4 is ususally the only way to get an opening plus.
    The Lopez, The Scotch, Giuoco Piano, The Danish, The Philodor....

    d4 is usually the spark that ignites the captures and the d-pawn falls
    on either d4 or e ...[text shortened]... iscovered the secret of chess.

    Do not leave your d-pawn open to attack. Protect your d-pawn.
    My bet is that games in which the d-pawn survives tip heavily in Black's favor.

    Sac that d-pawn!
  6. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    24 Oct '14 20:51
    Interesting that the Queen's knights are slightly more likely to survive - probably they are harder to get over to the attack side
  7. 24 Oct '14 21:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Do not leave your d-pawn open to attack. Protect your d-pawn.

  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Oct '14 22:21
    Originally posted by deejee
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Do not leave your d-pawn open to attack. Protect your d-pawn.


    [fen]r2q1rk1/1ppbbpp1/2n4p/pNBp4/Q2P2n1/1PPRPN2/P4PPP/3R2K1 b - - 2 15[/fen][/b]
    Man, I don't know, maybe he should get the king in there to help, 8 protects might not be enough🙂
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    29 Oct '14 06:37
    Originally posted by deejee
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]Do not leave your d-pawn open to attack. Protect your d-pawn.


    [fen]r2q1rk1/1ppbbpp1/2n4p/pNBp4/Q2P2n1/1PPRPN2/P4PPP/3R2K1 b - - 2 15[/fen][/b]
    ...Bxc5