I would say 31 (3+3+3+3+5+5+9) + 8 (pawns) = 39.

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Since you have said it is a trick, I can see two possible answers:

1. 31, since the pawns are not "pieces" as you asked

2. Maybe you were including the King, which would make it n+1 or infinity, since the king's value has no limit.

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I would say 31 (3+3+3+3+5+5+9) + 8 (pawns) = 39.

Steve

I read somewhere that the king is worth 4 points in the ending. Of course the king is the most important piece and it can't be taken but if you need to compare it with a rook you can say that the rook is better than the king. So the answer might be 35 or 43 if the pawns are considered pieces.

I wait for the solution.

I thought you might wonder if a knight and bishop are both worth 3 etc.

The "answer" is infinity as you suggested as the king is worth everthing.

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If you add all the "points" of a player's pieces eg a knight is worth 3 points, as have have two knights this is 6 points etc, how many points in total is a player's pieces worth?

Hint: this is a trick question.