Hello by the way, my name is (look at name) and I'm no pro at chess but I'm getting more and more into it and figured I would find a nice site with other chess people, to help build my game.
Anyways, sometimes In the beggining of a game, I will see a chance to kill a knight with my bishop (often from a fianchette [SP?]). I am aware (from reading up on websites and a few good books, one of which was by Capablanka) that in general, bishops are more valuable than knights and to make such an exchange is unorthadox. However, much of the time this exchange forces my opponent to capture my bishop with a pawn, which in turn gives them some doubled pawns, which is generaly a bad thing. Is it a good idea for me to exchange like this? Why or why not?
Thanks a lot