[ 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 Legler's Chess. Modest 1926 variant using an Archbishop and a Chancellor. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Michael Nelson wrote on 2003-02-10 UTCI've found that the BN is about halfway between the R and Q in value, 6.5 pawns for Spielmann values. (I agree with Ralph Betza that Spielmann values are more correct than the beginner's 1-3-5-9 scale.) Ralph methods rate it at 4 atoms = 6.5 pawns. Note the following: 1 atom piece (Wazir) = 1.5 pawns 2 atom piece (Knight) = 3.0 pawns 3 atom piece (Rook) = 4.5 pawns 4 atom piece (BN) = 6.5 pawns* 5 atom piece (Queen) = 8.5 pawns 6 atom piece (RNN) =10.5 pawns* 7 atom piece (Amazon) =12.5 pawns* * Hypothetical Spielmann values Pieces of Rook-strenght or less obey the equivalence 1 atom = 1.5 pawns, but stronger pieces seem to gain additional value. I assume this is because the strong pieces normally mask the weakesses of their components. So rather than giving the BN a bonus for not being colorbound, a colorbound 4-atom piece (Bishop-Camel for example) should be penalized. Also note the each simple piece had one major weakness: Knight: Short range Bishop: Colorbound Rook: only 1/4 of its moves are forward So BN, RN and Queen all mask two major weakness.