[Retros] Points

Noam Elkies elkies at math.harvard.edu
Sat Nov 19 22:00:00 EST 2016

Eric Angelini <Eric.Angelini at kntv.be> writes:

> I've had this idea tonight [...]
> -- say a pawn is worth 1 point, a rook 4, a knight 3, a bishop 3
> and a queen 9 (as this is commonly accepted) [...]

Did you mean Rook=5?  I think that's almost universal; I don't think
I've ever seen a valuation as low as 4.  (usually R > B/N+P in practical
play; it is true that often R is a bit worse than B/N+P+P but there are
refinements that value B or N as a bit more than 3 points, e.g. 3.25 .


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