Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

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Nick Grey
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Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:15 pm

We had a thread on this subject. It was good. But not this one.

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Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:19 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:44 pm
. Sometimes a knight can be stronger than a queen
Gosh can it? Thanks for that. In half a century of playing chess I had never previously encountered such an idea. Previously, I had thought the pieces had precisely defined values all the way through a game. Thank you, you have transformed my life.
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Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Post by Chris Goodall » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:33 am

Yes, we're all very cross at being subject to wartime measures for the second time this year.
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Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:21 am

The numbers work for me. I think it's simply wrong to say that they only have any value for beginners. I would say that they are my fundamental starting point when assessing any position, and without them i would find it very difficult.

Although perhaps that's what's holding me back.

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Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:11 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:15 pm
We had a thread on this subject. It was good. But not this one.
Correct.

I have to come and read some of the other more childish posts which might mean some people get an enforced break from posting.
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