[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Grasshopper. Moves along queenlines to first square after jumped over piece.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]H. G. Muller wrote on 2008-10-15 UTCPlay-testing shows that in real games, the Grasshopper is a quite weak piece. Starting from a setup r n b q k b n r . g . . . . g . p p p p p p p p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P P P P P P P P . G . . . . G . R N B Q K B N R to prevent that a Grasshopper has immediate forks on opponent back-rank pieces, and thus cn be traded for something more valuable, it turns out that deleting the Grasshoppers of one side, and a single Knight on the other side, leads on average to a light victory of the Grasshoppers, while deleting a single Bishop in stead of a Knight resuts in a light advantage of the side with the Bishop pair. If we adopt the Larry-Kaufman values of the normal Chess pieces (B = N = 325, B-pair bonus = 50), this would make the opening value of a Grasshopper in a normal Chess context ~175 cP. Hardly more than a Ferz (which has a value of ~150 cP), and probably even less in the end-game.