DGT Chessmen
There are six pieces in standard chess. They have relative point values, which are useful for determining material advantage:
  • Pawn-1
  • Knight-3
  • Bishop (traditionally valued slightly stronger than knight +/- ¼ points) Bobby Fischer used that system.
  • Rook-5
  • Queen-9

The King is theoretically worth infinite, although the practical endgame strength is equivalent to an knight or even slightly more.

Bishop pairEdit

In open positions, two bishops are considered to have an advantage over two knights or a knight and a bishop. Some evaluation systems count the bishop pair as worth half a pawn more.

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