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In Chess, to win the exchange is to win a rook (castle) in exchange for either a bishop or knight. Since the value of the rook is considered five, and the knight and bishop about three (with the bishop counted as 3.5 by some, for its ability to checkmate when two are present), the two point win is referred to as 'the exchange'.

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