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Oct 15th 2018 at 4:18:42 AM •••

The page says that the King is *not an efficient piece*, which is actually not true. Going by points (regarding its pure fighting power), it usually receives a 4 point rating, making it stronger than bishops or knights, especially in the endgame. Considering that, it is a piece of average strength, being weaker than a Queen or a Rook but stronger than all the other pieces. The actual value as a fighting piece can be disputed, but calling it an inefficient piece is underestimating its power a lot

Edited by Lavinca
Mar 5th 2012 at 8:04:54 AM •••

Here's a suggestion for what we could add to the page:

Anyone care to make edits?

Edited by Stoogebie
May 31st 2011 at 11:07:50 AM •••

This quote from the main article: "...the Queen is The Chick, the King is The Hero, the Rook is the Big Guy, the Bishop is the Smart Guy, and the Knight is The Lancer..." To be honest, I believe the Queen is more fitting for The Hero, as this piece is arguably the most powerful (in terms of movement) and the King seems more like The Chick (most limited moves, but losing this piece is a game-breaker), or at the very least, something like the MacGuffin Girl. Think we should change this?

May 31st 2011 at 11:02:52 AM •••

Does theme naming tie into this? I know of a work am writing a story where some of the characters had surnames that were also chess pieces; Bishop, Knight and King. Do we have a trope for this?

Edited by Stoogebie Hide/Show Replies
Jun 1st 2011 at 10:14:45 PM •••

To add to my first post, it's worth noting that two of the main protagonists play chess, and the character with "Knight" as his surname is The Lancer in the story. There's also the case of one of the weakest characters "becoming a queen", if you will. Phew! There's chess all over the place!

Edited by Stoogebie
Dec 23rd 2010 at 8:40:28 PM •••

What Happened To The Image last time remember The Page has an Image

Edited by Iqbal Hide/Show Replies
Dec 21st 2012 at 10:45:32 PM •••

I kind of missed the image I posted (one of the chess knights from Dai No Daibouken), but I suppose it was too low focus as opposed to Alice in Wonderland. But that one only shows the 'pawn'. Why not get an image that shows all of the chess pieces?

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