Exchange (chess)

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.wikipedia
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Chess tactic

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces. According to chess tactics, a bishop and a knight are usually of about equal value.
cover the attacked piece, permitting an exchange of equal, greater, or lower value;

The exchange (chess)

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The exchange of a rook for bishop or knight is an uneven exchange because a rook is generally more valuable than a bishop or knight.
Note that the exchange differs from the more general "exchange" or "an exchange", which refers to the loss and subsequent gain of arbitrary pieces, for example to "exchange queens" would mean that each side's queen is captured.

Chess piece relative value

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Although no official score is kept of the value of pieces on the board for each player, much experience in chess play has determined approximate average strategic and tactical value of various pieces relative to a pawn, which is given a value of 1.
In chess, the chess piece relative value system conventionally assigns a point value to each piece when assessing its relative strength in potential exchanges.

Queen (chess)

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Bishops and knights have about the same value at 3, rooks are valued at about 5, and a queen is valued at about 9.
It is almost always disadvantageous to exchange the queen for a single piece other than the enemy's queen.

Sacrifice (chess)

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In chess, a sacrifice is the deliberate giving up of a piece by a player, allowing or forcing an opponent to capture the piece or exchange it for a lower value piece.
A sacrifice could also be a deliberate exchange of a chess piece of higher value for an opponent's piece of lower value.

King (chess)

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Any types of pieces except the kings may possibly be exchanged, i.e. captured in an exchange, although a king can capture an opponent's piece.
It is not meaningful to assign a value to the king relative to the other pieces, as it cannot be captured or exchanged.

Chess endgame

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Strong players commonly play a materially even game with each other, often clearing out their pieces with even exchanges to transition from middle game to the endgame.
The line between middlegame and endgame is often not clear, and may occur gradually or with the quick exchange of a few pairs of pieces.

Chess middlegame

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Strong players commonly play a materially even game with each other, often clearing out their pieces with even exchanges to transition from middle game to the endgame.
In endgames the number of pieces and pawns is much reduced, though even after queens are traded, one may talk about a "middlegame without queens."

Chess opening

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An exchange variation is a type of opening in which there is an early, voluntary exchange of pawns and/or other pieces.
For example, in the main line of the Winawer Variation of the French Defense (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3), White will try to use his and advantage to mount an attack on Black's, while Black will seek simplifying exchanges (in particular, trading off one of White's bishops to blunt this advantage) and counterattack against the weakened pawns on White's ; both players accept different combinations of advantages and disadvantages.

Chess strategy

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

Chess piece

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In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

Bishop (chess)

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According to chess tactics, a bishop and a knight are usually of about equal value.

Knight (chess)

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According to chess tactics, a bishop and a knight are usually of about equal value.

Rook (chess)

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The exchange of a rook for bishop or knight is an uneven exchange because a rook is generally more valuable than a bishop or knight.

Checkmate

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A player's objective in a chess game is to checkmate the opponent's king and/or to avoid checkmate of his own king.

Pawn (chess)

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Although no official score is kept of the value of pieces on the board for each player, much experience in chess play has determined approximate average strategic and tactical value of various pieces relative to a pawn, which is given a value of 1.

Passed pawn

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For example, an advanced passed pawn with a good probability of promotion is commonly more valuable in a particular situation than a backward or isolated pawn that is not a passed pawn.

Promotion (chess)

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For example, an advanced passed pawn with a good probability of promotion is commonly more valuable in a particular situation than a backward or isolated pawn that is not a passed pawn.

Backward pawn

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For example, an advanced passed pawn with a good probability of promotion is commonly more valuable in a particular situation than a backward or isolated pawn that is not a passed pawn.

Isolated pawn

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For example, an advanced passed pawn with a good probability of promotion is commonly more valuable in a particular situation than a backward or isolated pawn that is not a passed pawn.

Pin (chess)

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Pinned pieces often cannot be counted on being attackers or defenders.

Desperado (chess)

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In a desperado situation, a trapped piece which would inevitably be lost can sometimes be exchanged for another piece, even if it has lower value, in order to minimize net material loss for the player having the inevitably lost piece.

Combination (chess)

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Exchanges can appear in connection with practically any kind of attacking or defensive chess tactic or combination of tactics.