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battery

  • Last updated on 2/5/09, 3:20 PM.

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"Battery" is the term used to refer to two or more heavy pieces lined up on a file in an effort to control it. In this diagram, white doubles the rooks, creating a battery.

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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    HoK

    I would prefer 0-0-0 :-)

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    Daniel3

    Batteries are strategic decisions. An old chess saying goes: "It's very practical, but just not tactical!" (refering to batteries) However, many tacticians overlook the advantage batteries can create. This is why I believe that positional players will eventually dominate chess.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    TroyVincentAllenBurn

    Batteries r useful at times

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    TroyVincentAllenBurn

    To HoK: so would i!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    mattattack99

    White would not want to castle, because in the endgame the king is better placed in the center.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    mountainchess

    Creating a battery has always proven a useful technique.

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