Bishop Overview

  • Moves diagonally

  • One white square bishop, one black square bishop

  • Maximum squares it can attack is 13, minimum is 7

  • Pros and cons of only attacking white or dark squares

  • Bad bishop - blocked in by your own pawns

  • Good bishop - free to move about the chess board

  • Open vs closed games

    • Closed - central pawn structure is congested

    • Open - middle of the board is open

  • Power of two bishops

    • Two bishops together are better than a bishop and a knight

  • Bishop forks

  • Skewer