The Knight and Rook

Apr 4, 2009, 7:39 PM |

The knight

The knight moves in an "L" form, it is worth 3 points, is tricky, can hop over pieces but slow so the knight is great for the beginning of the game.

The Rook

The Rook moves in the shape of a cross,it is worth 5 points ,is quick and it is easy to do a checkmate with a rook so the rook is great for endgames and two rooks working together are a very powerful force. The rook is great but in the beginning it is locked up.

Which better a knight or a rook and why?

I have been wondering this for a long time but I want figure it out so I am asking you to help me.