Chess Piece Values – How much is each chess piece worth?

Should you trade a Bishop for a Rook? What about a Queen for 2 Knights? In this video I explain the value of chess pieces and how it can help you during a chess game.

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  1. nah if he eliminates vlacks knigth then white looses his queen so no its not a worth trade

  2. In the last example I would take into consideration the net balance after the exchanges. You would be down overall so I would not make the exchange unless I saw a mate for me.

  3. Great video, love the puzzle, even though i got it wrong i stil learned from it! Youre awesome!

  4. White should not take the knight because when we take the knight which is 3 points the bishop will take our queen which is 9 points and we can take the bishop after that,but then black has won 9 points and we have only won 6 points

  5. The piece values ​​are not constant all the time, at times they can deviate a little or a lot depending on the nature of the position. The Reinfeld values ​​are sufficient for general usage. However sometimes it's important to ignore the face values of each piece and apply dynamic value depending on the position.

  6. So a knight is worse than a bishop as a bishop is higher yet equal

  7. I feel like thee bishop should be 4 points

  8. yea no we should not then white Queen is gone

  9. So r u saying its ok to give up a queen for rook knight and a pown… Or even more interesting 2 knights and 3 powns

  10. You might want to mention that these are only average values. Eg. there are situations where a bishop is worth more than a knight or the other way around. Hell, there are even (albeit rare) situations where a knight is worth more than a queen.

  11. No you shouldn't move the knight because black bishop might attack white queen

  12. nope queen will be gone
    he should first kick out light square bihsoop

  13. Thanks a lot Nelson! Very instructive as always 😃 regarding the final puzzle, I started analyzing it thinking: “ok, so once my knight goes to d4, are there pieces threatening it? Not really, so…” But then I thought “ok, let’s see what happens to the rest of the board and in which situation would I leave the rest of my pieces” and that’s when I had a “WAIT A MOMENT” moment 😆😱 by moving the knight, I was going to open a highway in front of my opponent’s bishop on g4 which could then capture my queen on d1 and check my king 😳😵 So, in this case I would gain 3 points but lose 9. Even if I then recaptured the bishop with the rook on a1 or the king on e1, I would still have a total gain of 6 compared to a loss of 9. Not cool 😪 so my answer is “No way!”😳

  14. Puzzle 2:03 answer: No, because if Nxd4; then, Bxd1. Rxd1… White gains 3 + 3; but, black captures 9.

  15. Knights are my best pieces next to the Queen, it's hard to look forward 2 or 3 moves with a Knight, I always try to place my Knight in the position where their King and Queen are both in check, I'll do this with their Rooks and Bishops too, you're pretty much making them chose which piece they want to give up, sometimes you can check 3 of their good pieces with 1 Knight, I'll use my Knights to take alot of their good pieces, I try to end the game with at least both Rooks and my Queen, I would never sacrifice a Knight for a Bishop, to me a Bishop is the worst piece next to a pawn, have you ever been down to just your King and Two Bishops, it's almost impossible to put their King in check mate with these two pieces, once I trick them into losing their Queen by checking their King and Queen, the game is pretty much over, what's funny is when I play the same person alot, they start to learn how to use their Knights in the same way I do, that gets kind of frustrating but it makes me better at the same time

  16. No no you shouldn't take the knight on d4 because your knight is pinned to the queen and a queen is worth more than a knight and a bishop

  17. No… Because then Black Bishop can capture whites Queen…3pts vs 9pts….badddd..even after the other knight captures the Bishop ..Black is still up by 3 pts.

  18. There has to be a mathematical based answer on the relative value of knights and bishops

  19. White shouldn't do that because they risk losing their queen.

  20. no. white should not capture cause if white
    captures, then Black Could capture the Queen, White will gain 3+3 (3.5) = 7 (7.5) and will lose 9.
    7 (7.5) < 9. so The answer is OBVIOUSLY NO

  21. Thanks for making such great Videos!!! really appreciate the content

  22. It always felt like to me that the rook was the third best piece, glade it’s been confirmed to me it is.

  23. I would yes to puzzle. Trade the queens, you captured their knight, 3 points ahead with possibilty to get the bishop too

  24. the f3 knight should take the black knight becuz that would open the white queen and the g4 bishop will take it

  25. Forgive me if I'm wrong: Isn't the value based on the attack rating compared to a pawn? A king is worth 3.5.

  26. When the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared it looks like white will get a knight and a bishop (6 points) but lose the Queen (9 points). Not a good deal for white! I enjoy your videos very much. I have watched many of them and now I am starting over at the beginning. 😀

  27. This is very clear.💖…but In some references, the value given for queen is 9 &3/4,. Bishop 3.25.
    I am not clear about these fractions

  28. No since if he capture the knight, the queen will check take the knight, and the white queen is died that's if you defend with the bishop -9, if you defend with the queen yoy just loose your queen and capture a bishop and a knight – 3

  29. If white knight captures black knight, it will open black bishop to capture queen (9+) which is not a good tradeoff. A better move is white pawn to H3.

  30. Points barely matter. In that second situation I’d lose the rook for the knight even if I didn’t have the second room behind

  31. Pretty late on this but no, the Knight shouldn't move to capture the opponents knight because that leads to a discovered attack on the white queen.

  32. for the puzzle would knight to b1 be the best move?

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