My Favorite Piece
Hi guys! I have one question for you, and one question only... What is your favorite piece?
Now I know that we all like different pieces. Some might like the queen, for its versatility and flexibility. Some might like the pawn, for its soldier-like qualities. Some might like the king, for its vast importance, and some might like the bishop, for its diagonal-moving abilities. But I, personally, like the knight.
Why, you may ask? For one, it's the only piece that can jump over other pieces.They can jump over defenses to attack the king, or, as a matter of fact, pretty much any piece! (except the knight) Another reason that I like the knight is that it can do the mighty smothered checkmate.
Take a look at the position above. Simply a marvelous checkmate! Don't you think? Ok... Still not seeing why the knight is the best piece? Well, here's another reason.
Knights are very useful in close positions. Don't think so? Take a look at this position here.
I stopped there, but White's knight & queen work together to get to the black king, while Black's bishop is absolutely useless.
So there you go, three reasons the knight is definitely the best piece. In conclusion, I like the knight because it can jump over other pieces, it can do the smothered checkmate, and it is very good in closed positions. Thanks for reading this!!!