Fairy chess piece

Archbishop Archbishop

Fairy chess piece that combines the power of the bishop and the knight, i.e. it can move as either the bishop or the knight:

Archbishop = Bishop + Knight
Chess variants

Its value is between the rook's and the queen's, somewhere in the middle. It is however variant-dependent and position-dependent. See also: Value of pieces.

Basic checkmate

Sufficient mating material in its own, like the queen or the rook.

PiecesResultMoves (?) – 8x8Moves (?) – 10x8
KingQueen KingWin10 – 5.611 – 6.4
KingArchbishop KingWin17 – 11.621 – 14.4
KingRook KingWin16 – 9.919 – 11.4

See also: Basic endgames with fairy chess pieces.

Similar pieces
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