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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    09 Dec '06 23:50 / 1 edit
    I've heard different people say different things, but I was curious what you thought about how many points a queen is worth...some say 8 points...some say 9...I've even heard a few call a queen worth 10 points...

    In other words...is a queen worth trading for a rook and a bishop?

    Post your thoughts, please...
  2. 09 Dec '06 23:51
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  3. 10 Dec '06 07:14
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I've heard different people say different things, but I was curious what you thought about how many points a queen is worth...some say 8 points...some say 9...I've even heard a few call a queen worth 10 points...
    who cares?
  4. 10 Dec '06 08:07
    I always thought it was 9.
  5. 10 Dec '06 08:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    who cares?
    Some people may.

    Anyone starting out into a chess enjoyment and is new to the site?


    We have all been here x period, where some of the topics may not have been heard by some.....

    We are all at different ratings, where only a few topics are suitable to ourselves.


    Wouldn't it be good if threads didn't HAVE to rule(as I doubt it's intended), and they could be repeated every so often for new people?

    [It might be good to specify what rating a thread is targeted for]
  6. 10 Dec '06 09:13
    The value of any piece is dependant on the possition. A queen that is en prise, and has no escape square is probably not very valuable. While a pawn that gives checkmate is immeasurably valuable.
  7. 10 Dec '06 11:01
    Invalid FEN inserted - 6bR/7p/5k2/8/p7/8/87K


    It's 5 points to 5 points here. Who is winning?
  8. 10 Dec '06 11:04 / 3 edits
    4 v 4 here. Who is winning?
  9. 10 Dec '06 11:07
    Who's move is it?
  10. 10 Dec '06 11:12
    I think the regular points given are something like this:

    1=Pawn
    3=Knight
    3/3.5=Bishop
    5=Rook
    9/10=Queen
  11. 10 Dec '06 11:18
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    Who's move is it?
    In the first diagram black is winning, in the second white, no matter who's move it is.
  12. 10 Dec '06 11:19
    Originally posted by Golub
    I think the regular points given are something like this:

    1=Pawn
    3=Knight
    3/3.5=Bishop
    5=Rook
    9/10=Queen
    Or like this:

    pawn=7.57
    knight=4.51
    bishop=1.01
    rook=3.27
    queen=2.82
  13. 10 Dec '06 11:45
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    Or like this:

    pawn=7.57
    knight=4.51
    bishop=1.01
    rook=3.27
    queen=2.82
    Erm.. that makes no sense.
  14. 10 Dec '06 11:52 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by omulcusobolani
    In the first diagram black is winning, in the second white, no matter who's move it is.
    In the first diagram after Rxg8 there is no way black can queen a pawn. If the Bishop is protected by the pawn, then the board is upside down, all chess diagrams are oriented so that blacks side is at the top.
    And you must always state who's move it is, if it isn't stated it is assumed it is whites move.
  15. 10 Dec '06 11:54
    Originally posted by Golub
    Erm.. that makes no sense.
    neither does the first one