I am a beginner at chess; please answer this for me: How many points is each chess piece worth?
Which are the most common situations in which pieces are worth more/less than their value, in point? For example, I know that a protected Knight on 6th rank (3rd for Black) of columns d and e may be ...
I have hardly if ever seen 2 rooks being traded off for queen and pawn (or for just queen) in common games. Under what conditions is this trade-off advisable? Why is it fairly uncommon?
I know that it is makes no sense to promote a pawn to a bishop or a rook as the queen can compensate for both but a knight is something different. However, the queen is still much more powerful. So ...
Generally, rooks are considered to be much better than knights. Why is that? Is it a myth or are they really better? Are there situations where a knights may be better that a rook? I usually think ...
I've read a few variations on the relative value of chess pieces ( Q=9, R=5, N=3, B=3, P=1 ), but I've yet to encounter a variation in worth based on the piece's side of the board. With regard to ...