Letter #18 - 2001
Date: 8/23/01 1:27:08 AM PDT
From: Richard Pena
I need the point system.
How much each piece is and how many points for a loss, win and draw.
The numerically value of the Chess pieces accepted by most players is as follows:
King........... Infinite (you lose the game if you lose it!)
Queen........ 9 points
Rook.......... 5 points
Bishop....... 3 points (Bobby Fischer values it at 3.25 points)
Knight........ 3 points
Pawn......... 1 point
Of course those values are relative to their strategic position on the board during the game, (i.e. a passed Pawn on the 6th or 7th rank has a possible potential value of 9 points or so.)
A win is 1 point, a loss 0 and a draw is half a point for each player.
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