For a beginner:

  • Where are bishops mostly exchanged or placed?
  • Where are knights mostly exchanged or placed?
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    Is your question - What are ideal squares where bishops/knights be exchanged? – Keshav Aug 7 '14 at 8:09

The f3/f6/c3/c6 tend to be where most knights are exchanged. That is because in beginner play, if the opponent tries to push the pin with h3/h6/a3/a6, the person who has pinned the knight with the bishop typically exchanges, and this tends to be a beginner fault..

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    Do you have any evidence for this answer? It matches my intuition, but I'm not aware of any actual data on the subject. – Henry Keiter Aug 7 '14 at 14:25
  • This is mainly because there aren't many begginer games in databases. A good way is to see that begginers in chess.com usually play the exchange Ruy Lopez, if the play the Ruy Lopez. – MikhailTal Aug 7 '14 at 17:26

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