Generally a rook and 2 pawns is considered an OK exchange for two pieces. It really depends on the position of course. If the exchange gives me two bishops in an open position for the rook then it is good; two knights in a closed position may good too. You have to evaluate all conditions but I usually prefer to exchange my rook for 2 pieces.Hypothetical: in an even game you have a chance for some exchanges. In the exchange you loose a two pieces (combination of bishop and knights) but win a rook and a pawn. On paper, 6 pts won and 6pts lost. But your down a piece and up a pawn. Would you make the exchange?
After unhooking the console upon leaving mom's basement, my interest sharply declined.You still play?
That's a tough one to answer. Much will depend on your personal preferences as to the type of openings you like or feel most comfortable with, such as wide open tactical fights, slow closed positional build-ups, somewhere in the middle. It also depends on if white starts with a king or queen side opening.I havnet looked at any openings for Black and just run with general opening principles. But i'd like to look into an opening or two that i could spend a short amount of time on, and have something to fall back on if required. I'm looking for an opening for black. Anyone recommend an opening for black, for a beginer, thats aggressive and goes for the win? Happy for something to be little played (not popular). Or even a gambit. Anyone want to recommend me an opening, with a short description, and maybe some overall general princles of what its trying to achieve???