Done playing with the Knight
? The Knight tour
getting old? Easy. The Bishop moves can provide a change of scenery. The Bishop can support his Queen from the safety of his own camp. His long range control across the board is quite an asset.
There are a couple of different deployment options that you can choose for your Bishops. This basically depends on your playing style or what plan you choose in a game.
The first thing to cover as always is the initial set-up. The nature of the Bishop's starting position throws up interesting consequences.
Bishop Moves: The Bishops can control key adjacent diagonals
But two comrade Bishops can work together against the enemy
, complimenting each others strengths and depreciating the only weakness of the Bishop. A Bishop pair can cover all squares unlike a lone Bishop.
These terrible twins can exert a devastating impact on the enemy forces in a couple of ways. They can control adjacent diagonals as in the diagram to pressurize the fortress of a castled King.
You could also fianchetto both Bishops and control both long diagonals. Your opponent then has to endure their power searing down both these diagonals criss-crossing the board.