15540 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
There are cases when an undeveloped piece is active, and of course there are cases when a developed piece is not really active. Still, we would generally expect there to be some correlation between development and activity.
Maybe, but mainline Ruy Lopez and classical Kings Indian Defense would seem to be two important exceptions.
I am a King's Indian player myself and I know about the Black's Queen Bishop, but I have played quite a few games when I didn't actually manage to activate that Bishop. Of course, it is a "good" bishop, and it remains a "good" Bishop even without moving, but actually activating it is somewhat more difficult. It only activates if there is an attack going on the Kingside. In some variations like the Four Pawns attack where the Black doesn't get to attack on the Kingside that Bishop is actually often traded for the White's King's Knight.
That is why I specified Classical KID which is just about pure race. Of course you always have to analyze the specific position.
lol...kurogkug, you're not supposed to open multiple accounts.
??? Who are you talking to?
Regarding position @#6: If White had previously developed the bishop to b7 and then moved it back to c8 (and Black had managed to lose a tempo or so moving his bishop) giving us the exact same position; would you consider the bishop developed, or would moving the bishop from b7 to the better square c8 "undevelop" the bishop?
Good point, but the Bishop was developed to b7 in your example. Moving it again to the back row may improve its position in the given situation, but that's not considered "development."
In the Geller game, the Bc1 is adequately placed and can enter the game at any time, whereas the Knight needed immediate repositioning. The "rules of development" are guidelines, and good players know or sense when they apply and when they do not.
Notice that in both the position @ #6 and the Geller game, the position is very closed with a blocked pawn center. It is precisely in such positions that development becomes less urgent, because the game slows down - like "bumper pool" as opposed to straight pool, the obstacles make the direct approaches unobtainable. This gives each side time to redeploy their pieces, time which would be risky to spend in an open position in the opening.
The position in @#6 (a classical KID) may be closed and the center fixed, but the game has hardly slowed down. There is an urgent race going on and time is of the essence. Black needs to break through on the king-side before White breaks through on the queen-side.
Is a develope anything like a jackalope ?
I know the Church has loosened its laws of late, but I'm still pretty sure that bishops can't elope (whether they're devs or not)...
Perhaps it's meant to be de-elope, and refers to a crack team of abbots who hunt down and bring back bishops who have run off with buxom town girls?
OK. the white hat guys are the cooks, but what do the gold hat guys do? Goldbrick?
You can see why there isn't a chess piece based on a cardinal. Not much hat to work with.
"Reykjavik Open, Round 9 | Commentary by FM Ingvar Johannesson & Fiona Steil-Antoni"
3/11/2014 - Too Much Attack, Not Enough Defense
by diabolicodpg a few minutes ago
Dragging pieces drop prematurely
by dalwand a few minutes ago
[HURT HEAL] OPENINGS
by macer75 a few minutes ago
Reasons to move a pawn
by harryz 2 minutes ago
How would you have played?
by aggressivesociopath 3 minutes ago
♥ Just Had To Share This ♥
by ConnorMacleod_151 4 minutes ago
What's this Nonsense about 200 Bans maximum?
by ProfessorProfesesen 5 minutes ago
Crazy Move in Grunfeld! How to beat this annoying line?
by socialista 7 minutes ago
changing profile picture
by teleice 8 minutes ago
Leechers of chess.com
by OldChessDog 9 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!