15. Jun, 2022

To exchange or not to exchange ?

One of the most important aspects in chess strategy is to know when to trade pieces and when not to. After all, once a piece is removed from the board, the move can’t be undone. The piece is lost for the rest of the game, and you have to live with the consequences.

It is crucial, then, to learn how to evaluate a position and the results of a piece exchange. There’s more to exchanging chess pieces than simply their material value... read on

Diagram - White has just moved a knight from h4 to f3 challenging Black's knight on e5.
Should Black trade knights ?
Note: Black will win in the next 5 moves

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