Bishop Pair“What happens when you capture the opponent’s
bishop is not only that you remove one
piece of value, but that you ‘weaken’ the other
bishop too. Whereas before it was part of a pair
that in principle could attack and control anything,
now it is ‘ alone’ and utterly impotent on
half the board. Therefore it is less threatening
in its own half too, because the ‘inhabitants’ of
the bishop’s colour complex know that they can
move to a safe haven on the other colour complex
when the need arises.” – Jonathan Rowson, “The Seven Deadly Chess Sins”

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