11335 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!
Which is better bishop or knight?
Depends on the position, but usually bishops.
Depends whether you are a tactical nerd or a positional fanboy.
There is no apparent difference in power intrinisically. Each piece has strengths and weaknesses, depending on the type of position. It is not possible to say one or the other is "better."
It is however fair to note that a pair of Bishops is almost always superior to a Bishop and a Knight or two Knights. The difference in strength there, as calculated from the results of hundreds of thousands of games between FIDE Masters and stronger by GM Larry Kaufman when he was compiling data for the Rybka programmers, is about a quarter pawn each, or about a half pawn for the Bishop pair. The difference between facing two Knights or Knight and Bishop was not statistically significant.
I like a knight because of his shining armor.... !
knight by FAR
Great question! The conflict between church and state was a constant theme throughout medieval history. While bishops were the ones that delivered the Church's message, knights made up the elite fighting force for Kings. It is hard to say which had more power - bishops probably had more influence, but knights had sheer military power on their side.
Knights are very polite and have the best etiquette, protect the weak and promised to be rightful. Bishops are devoted to God and the spiritual world and sustain the church.
I vote for bishops, because I'm a painter and they were patrons of the renaissance.
The Injustice of this Game called Chess !
by EscherehcsE a few minutes ago
Queen vs. 2 advanced pawns endgame
by Chewie1200 2 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by dragonair234 5 minutes ago
Moving a Pawn Twice in the Opening
by ponz111 9 minutes ago
nigel short says women brain not suited for chess. Give 1 word for how you feel?
by Masamune314 19 minutes ago
Seeking wise and somewhat knowledgeable friend(s)
by SonofaBishop67 22 minutes ago
beccoming a staff member.
by HessianWarrior 23 minutes ago
my nephew wants to learn and play chess
by PaulEChess 26 minutes ago
I'm starting a YouTube channel
by varelse1 33 minutes ago
Find your wings
by 5random 35 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!