When to Trade Pieces for Several Pawns

Aug 14, 2017, 5:16 PM |

We all know that a pawn is worth 1 point and a minor piece is worth 3 points.  Trading a piece for three pawns, then, should be an even trade.  What about a piece for two pawns?  Can that be okay if, for instance, you gain an attack or expose the King?

I've created a video examining this question, based on the game of a chess friend.