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  1. 18 Mar '07 08:48
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
  2. 18 Mar '07 08:53
    wow
  3. 18 Mar '07 09:16
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    Should the knight have ears pointing upwards or not?
  4. 18 Mar '07 09:19
    Ask Robert Redford. He should know.
  5. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    18 Mar '07 12:08
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
  6. 18 Mar '07 12:16
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    Personally I like to point them towards my opponents pieces, slighty towards the centre.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    18 Mar '07 12:49
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    You might find that it pays to worry more about which squares your knights are hitting than which direction they face. There are no regulations about which direction they face.
  8. 18 Mar '07 13:33
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    You might find that it pays to worry more about which squares your knights are hitting than which direction they face. There are no regulations about which direction they face.
    I think the OP is just making small talk. Its being slightly funny. You other posters are rather drab and possibly dullards that feel compelled to every respond to every Thread with "tactics,blah, dribble". Just because its a chess only Forum doesn't mean it has to be dull in here.
  9. 18 Mar '07 13:37
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    It's a very important and interesting question, so I'll try to answer it
    I prefer knights looking to the left, as they do in most diagrams.
  10. 18 Mar '07 14:02
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    I prefer to have them face the left or right, or both, so they can envelop on the enemies' flanks, while the infantry pushes through the centre. Before all of this happens, first have your archers fire arrows at your enemies a few times. When they are decimated, lock the centre by moving your infantry phalanx forward. Then have your knights charge them on the flanks and in their rear, that should have them routing.
  11. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    18 Mar '07 14:18
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Should the knight have ears pointing upwards or not?
    Should the horses be ridden?
  12. 18 Mar '07 14:24
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Should the horses be ridden?
    Only in Wales.
  13. 18 Mar '07 14:39
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    Should the horses be ridden?
    No he should come in the knight rider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Rider
  14. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    18 Mar '07 17:01
    Originally posted by schakuhr
    I prefer to have them face the left or right, or both, so they can envelop on the enemies' flanks, while the infantry pushes through the centre. Before all of this happens, first have your archers fire arrows at your enemies a few times. When they are decimated, lock the centre by moving your infantry phalanx forward. Then have your knights charge them on the flanks and in their rear, that should have them routing.
    Long time no see, welcome back.
  15. Standard member Raven69
    Different
    18 Mar '07 17:48
    Originally posted by joen
    Should my knights face my opponent (and turn their backs on me) or should they turn their faces to the right or left? I prefer the latter. I can see them more clearly this way. Is there any regulations concerning this or is it just a matter of taste?
    They should face forward if you are playing someone with equal strength or weaker, if you are playing someone stronger than you, then they should face you....unless you are playing on a Tuesday, then they should be at a sort of diagonal-facing position....unless there is a full moon that Tuesday, than the one on the right should face left, and the one on the left should face right...did you get all that?