The term “good Knight” is typically used in chess endgames, but of course, Knights can also be great in the middlegame! A “good Knight” is often used as a comparative term against a “bad bishop” in chess endings. A so-called “good” Knight may refer to:
- Centralized Knight
- Dominate Knight
- Knight Outpost
- Invulnerable Knight Between Pawns
In the middlegame, a good knight is a “dominant Knight” or a “supported Knight”. If the Knight is in an advanced position, usually in a “hole” where it cannot be attacked and is supported by its own pawn (or ideally a pawn chain). Such a Knight can be a game-winning advantage. A Knight on the 5th is very strong, but a Knight on the 6th is a huge advantage.
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