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Querquisite Chess. Features the whimsical, irregular Querquisites,. (8x10, Cells: 72)
💡📝Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 08:57 PM UTC:
```I tried to calculate rough estimates for the values of the pieces, using the Safe Check principle. This is, simply put, if you place a piece and a King randomly on the board, the probability of that piece giving a 'safe check' to the King. For pieces like the Knight this like the movement estimation.

[[ The following calculations assume that the Querquisite on the e-file moves like a King, but the one on the D-file moves like a Queen. Any changes in the definitions of files (as in Fischer Random) might change the value of the Querquisite. ]]

I came out with these percentages :

R= 15.7 %
B= 8.7  %
N= 7.9  %
U= 10.8 %

And the Queen is simply the sum of its components. So are the Chancellor (Rook+Knight) and Archbishop (Bishop+Knight.) The Querquisite's compounds are a waste of time to calculate, since they're not practical.

Giving the Knight the absolute value of 3 Pawns, these are the values:

N= 3   Pawns
B= 3.3 Pawns
R= 6   Pawns (However, as in normal Chess, I think they should be