Archbishop Fairy Piece
An archbishop (also known as bishop-knight compound) is a fairy chess piece that can move like a bishop or a knight. Though it cannot jump over other pieces when moving as a bishop, it may do so when moving as a knight. It can checkmate all by itself.


The archbishop alongside the chancellor is one of the simplest described unorthodox chess pieces, and have been named various names throughout the last century.


Archbishop Range

The archbishop is assessed to be worth about 7 points, intermediate between the rook and queen and can be considered as a week queen. The archbishop is closer in strength between the rook than the queen in that regard.

Trading archbishop for two bishops can be considered a fair trade, mainly due to the bishop strength increase on wider board variations and the pair advantage subsequently.

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