More about the Bishop
Bishop moves an arbitrary number of squares in a
diagonal direction only, and may not move over occupied squares unless it
makes a capture.
(captures) in the same way as
Bishops move only on squares of their starting
color (one light square and one dark square).
The two Bishops working in tandem can dominate
the whole Chessboard and to your advantage, keep
them on the board until you are well into a game
Avoid trapping your Bishops behind
Pawns that have become fixed in their positions.
A Bishop that works well with the pieces is
called a good-Bishop.
A Bishop that is trapped
by Pawns (lacking mobility) is called a
Placed at the center of a clear
board the Bishop commands 13 cells.
The relative numeric value of the
is 3 points.