Big chess pieces values


Big chess pieces values

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Sophie Leclerc    (2009-01-19)
Big chess pieces values

Hello, I have just how terrible the board in Big chess are for the pieces, so, I would presume the pieces values are much differant than in normal chess. I wonder, If a pawn worth 1, how much the knight, bishop, rook and queen would worth ? Forget the king as hs is alone and too slow to participate in the action.

Normajean Yates    (2009-01-20 07:19:07)
nicola [nicola lupinacci ansered it]

nicola lupinacci posted in the international chat in june last year that:

In bigchess, P=1, N=3, B=5, R=8, Q=11.

One of the points is, bigchess is a bigger board, so compared to chess, long-range pieces (B, N, Q)are much more powerful than short-range ones - specially, B is significantly more powerful than N.

I followed nicola's implicit advice, and as you can check, I've won all 6 of my games in one of the two only bigchess tournaments I am playing: FICGS__BIG_CHESS__TOURNAMENT__000025.

And I have won all 4 of my completed games in the other one. [ FICGS__BIG_CHESS__TOURNAMENT__000030: all games are in early stages by bigchess standards ]
my two incomplete bigchess games are keenly contested.

In one of them, opp has exchanged two Bs for my two Ns and 2-Pawns: so, that game puts Nicola's idea to test.

Waiting for the top bigchess players to comment on Sophie's and my posts...

Nicola was so good at chess and bigchess, but she stopped playing.

I have pasted her reason (her profile) below: (so why did she stop playing bigchess is what I do not understand. I mean no one has bigchess engine!)

Lupinacci, Nicola (ITA) [member # 1307]

Nicola Lupinacci

I am a chess amateur, playing only for fun! I do not have any chess engine. Good game to everyone!

Normajean Yates    (2009-01-20 07:22:04)
oops forgot quotation marks !

To make my prev post absolutely clear:

I did NOT say 'I am a chess amateur, playing only for fun! I do not have any chess engine. Good game to everyone!'

Nicola said it.

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2009-01-20 11:58:32)
Nicola ...

In Italian Nicola is a male's name, so Nicola shold be a 'he', not a 'she'.

Normajean Yates    (2009-01-20 12:43:06)
ok - by she I meant 'she or he' ;)

I stand corrected. Thanks Rodolfo - I forgot..

No, actually by 'she' I meant 'she or he' :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-01-20 20:07:44)
Big chess pieces values

It has been discussed in this forum also :

David Grosdemange suggested :

"pawn : 1 knight : 2,5 bishop : 4 rook : 6 queen : 11"

I quite agree with this.

Normajean Yates    (2009-01-20 22:40:29)
Grosdemange's values look more accurate

yes these look more accurate : eg Q v R should be much more than R v B. etc.

So "P=1, N=2.5, B=4, R=6, Q=11" is - I agree - better than nicola's scale.