Why is bishop h6 the best move? Why sacrifice bishop for a knight?

ROOKieKING25275

Why sacrifice a bishop for a knight? Because the Knight is a overall better piece. It may not have as long of a range as the bishop does, but it can jump over pieces, maneuver in tricky positions, and fork like there is no spoon in existence! (bad joke, sorry not sorry)

ROOKieKING25275
I_Have_Little_Life wrote:
ROOKieKING25275 wrote:

Why sacrifice a bishop for a knight? Because the Knight is a overall better piece. It may not have as long of a range as the bishop does, but it can jump over pieces, maneuver in tricky positions, and fork like there is no spoon in existence! (bad joke, sorry not sorry)

the knight was controlling 4 crucial squares! I mean, Bg8 was would be great for white, but the knight is controlling that square!!!! I mean, who needs bishops; might as well sacrifice them for nothing!

Exactly! The bishop can only defend four squares at a time, and the knight can control 8!

NikkiLikeChikki
I do believe that a bishop in the middle of an open board controls a few more than four along all the diagonals, but I’m terrible at math.
ROOKieKING25275

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