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  1. 04 Nov '06 22:14 / 1 edit
    so they say a knight is worth 3 pawns and a rook 5, but as any decent player knows, a knight on the 6th can be stronger than a rook.



    here black is technically up material, but the he can't win because the e6 white knight is simply too strong.

    Also: 1. Qa3 Qe7 (forced) 2. Qd3 Qf6 3. Qa3 1/2-1/2
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    05 Nov '06 03:20
    knights are sneaky
  3. 05 Nov '06 03:45 / 1 edit
    Why can't he win? Trade off the knight

    Better yet, just take it. Black has more onthe square than white
  4. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    05 Nov '06 03:51
    "A knight on e6 is like swallowing az fish bone and having it caught in your throat" - Yasser Seirawan
  5. 05 Nov '06 05:39
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    Why can't he win? Trade off the knight

    Better yet, just take it. Black has more onthe square than white
    you would really play 1...Rxe6 2. dxe6 ???

    actually it's white to move in the position anyways but black to move and the exchange sacrifice wouldnt work
  6. 05 Nov '06 05:48
    Note that would make a passed pawn which Black would have to sac to stop anyway, putting White UP material.
  7. 05 Nov '06 05:55
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    Why can't he win? Trade off the knight

    Better yet, just take it. Black has more onthe square than white
    basically, black can't take on e6 without losing.

    Rxe6 dxe6 and black trades off the evil white knight for an evil passed pawn

    Qxe6...do I even have to say why this is bad?

    Kxe6...is illegal

    anyways, it should be a draw (the real game was) after white plays Qa3
  8. 05 Nov '06 07:01
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    so they say a knight is worth 3 pawns and a rook 5, but as any decent player knows, a knight on the 6th can be stronger than a rook.

    [fen]4r2r/p4k2/1p1pNq1p/1P1P2p1/2P2p2/3Q3P/P5P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 32[/fen]

    here black is technically up material, but the he can't win because the e6 white knight is simply too strong.

    Also: 1. Qa3 Qe7 (forced) 2. Qd3 Qf6 3. Qa3 1/2-1/2
    Haven't looked it in detail, but maybe White can try playing for a win after
    2.Re2!? (threatening 3.Nxf4) White queen pins a7 and d6 pawns, so Black must lose another pawn.
  9. 05 Nov '06 18:51 / 2 edits
  10. 06 Nov '06 21:12
    I think the knight is the most dynamic piece when it comes to how much it is worth... sometimes it can be worth less then a bishop, other times it can be worth more then the queen!