Knight Value

The Knight is counted as worth 3 pawns. This is similar to the Bishop, although the Bishop Value is regarded as slightly more than 3 pawns. Rooks are worth 5 pawns, so a Knight is less than a Rook.

A Knight’s value can be increased by the position. If you have an unassailable Knight in a “hole” on the board, it becomes a “good knight”. A Knight on the 5th can be very strong, and a Knight on the 6th can be a game-winning advantage, often worth more than a Rook.

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