Nordlandia wrote: ↑Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:43 pmYour implying black is the favourable side here.
For the queen white has archbishop + pawn as compensation.
Capablanca Chess Pieces in staunton:
I have to say that the chancellor looks pretty much like the queen. It resembles more like an amazon if you ask me.
Definitely in the second position, which I extensively tested. With the first-move advantage averaged out, this scores about 54% in favor of the Archbishop. The first one I never tried; it doesn't really look tactically quiet, because there are so many Pawns that it will be impossible to protect them all, so that is likely to turn into a race who can capture the most. It also is a very unnatural position to have all Pawns on their starting rank with almost all piece material traded off. In practice you would be dealing with Pawn chains that already have some coherence, and about half the Pawns already gone. To 5 vs 6 Pawns would be more representative.