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

elibus2020

Bishop and knight are equally good.

NikkiLikeChikki
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ToastyPosition
Deranged wrote:
ToastyPosition wrote:

My guess without looking at an engine is gxh6, Nxe5!!, fxe5, Qh5+, Ke7, Qf7+, Ke6, O-O-O+, maybe Kc7, Nb5+, Kb6, Nd6, and then maybe the queen can deliver mate after going to d5.

Your analysis is wrong because you're assuming that your bishop is on c4.

If we play the correct move (Bxh6), we're playing that move instead of Bc4, meaning our bishop still sits on the f1 square.

 

LOL, yes, this is my visual handicap when I play games. I can't see the position it would be with the space or spaces. Here is a similar problem I am having.

 

 

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.
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