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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Time to Review Bishop and Knight vs King Endgame

Are you 100% you know how to win this?

Hello everyone!

I will fly today to Moscow to participate in two chess tournaments, the Moscow Open and the Aeroflot Open. You can see my tournament and event schedule on the right column of this blog.

Before those tournaments, I've been training a lot, and recommend you do the same.

To help you start training, I suggest you brush up on your chess endgame technique. Are you 100% sure you know how to mate a lone King with only a Bishop and a Knight? It's actually quite difficult. Try to mate a friend (or yourself if you can make yourself have split personalities). If you can't, watch the following 5-minute tutorial, then try again. If it works, and I've taught you something, please post a short comment about it below!

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  • At January 26, 2011 at 12:33 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    Hey thanks. Now that's something. I could never do it before but finally finally finally I learn it. Fantastic. Thank Chess Queen and all the best in Moscow.

  • At January 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very interesting but too hard to remember. I've read somewhere that such positions arise only 2-3 times in a chess player's lifetime, so as a club player, if I draw those games it wont' be a big deal. :)

  • At January 27, 2011 at 4:02 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    The trick is not getting upset with that one point in the middle when the King seems to escape back to the centre. That's when I panic. Thanks for the simple video. Guess it's easy if you've watched this video.

  • At January 27, 2011 at 5:21 AM , Anonymous Tina David, New Delhi said...

    I don't care whether I get the position in a tournament or not but I loved to learn it. Makes me feel smug.

  • At January 27, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    You make it look simple but then you're World Champion. Ah well, I did seem to make some progress though. Cool.


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