21 ( +1 | -1 ) White squared Bishop or Black squared bishop?Simple question, for white, is the White squared bishop more useful or the blacksquared bishop. I know this depends on the opening used but if asked to chose a favorite bishop which one would it be?
31 ( +1 | -1 ) without a certain opening in mind, both are worth exactly the same. In the Ruy I like my light squared bishop very much, against the Sicilian I part with it regularily on move 3 or four (Bb5(+) whenever possible) - so that question can't be answered without reference to the opening you have in mind.
46 ( +1 | -1 ) hmmm ...Can i answer a different question then?! :) But I think it might bear upon those asked. If you are BL, then I believe that WT's wt sq Bishop is more likely to cause you danger early in the opening. Especially from c4,d3 or e2, but also from g2 in a fianchetto KI line. The BL Bishop may take more time to become dangerous to you. If it does so early, most likely from pinning a piece upon f6. So you'd watch for that. Being called away at the moment. Bye for now. }8-)
16 ( +1 | -1 ) Just keep in mind that.."He that honoureth the bishop is honoured of God; he that doeth aught without the knowledge of the bishop rendereth service to the devil" — Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnans 9:1 :-)
23 ( +1 | -1 ) for me......i'm a Giuoco Piano player. i love my white bishop dearly as white. as black, however, i like to play Anti-Torre and Dutch, and adore my white bishop there. so in both cases, go white bishops!