[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Querquisite Chess. Features the whimsical, irregular Querquisites,. (8x10, Cells: 72) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] 💡📝Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 08:57 PM UTC:I tried to calculate rough estimates for the values of the pieces, using the Safe Check principle. This is, simply put, if you place a piece and a King randomly on the board, the probability of that piece giving a 'safe check' to the King. For pieces like the Knight this like the movement estimation. [[ The following calculations assume that the Querquisite on the e-file moves like a King, but the one on the D-file moves like a Queen. Any changes in the definitions of files (as in Fischer Random) might change the value of the Querquisite. ]] I came out with these percentages : R= 15.7 % B= 8.7 % N= 7.9 % U= 10.8 % And the Queen is simply the sum of its components. So are the Chancellor (Rook+Knight) and Archbishop (Bishop+Knight.) The Querquisite's compounds are a waste of time to calculate, since they're not practical. Giving the Knight the absolute value of 3 Pawns, these are the values: N= 3 Pawns B= 3.3 Pawns R= 6 Pawns (However, as in normal Chess, I think they should be adjusted to 5 Pawns.) Q= 9.4 Pawns U= 4 Pawns Out of curiosity, I computed the two Capablanca pieces on this board: A= 6.3 Pawns C= 9.4 Pawns This seems about right. It's worth mentioning that the values would certainly change on a 10x8 board with these two Half-Ranks added. The Querquisite, generally, is most mobile on the Rooks and Queen's files. Place it there.