Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HOW TO Mate with K+B+N vs K - Finally!

After recently seeing several different forums (and probably just a fraction of all forums on this topic) about how to mate with K+B+N vs K I finally decided to just copy out the entire procedure from GM Ruben Fine's classic Basic Chess Endings (BCE) - starting from the longest position to win from: mate-in-34; presumably the most difficult position for this type of basic checkmate. There have been innumerable discussions at chess.com and elsewhere I'm sure about whether or not you should memorize this procedure. CONS: It rarely if ever occurs OTB. PROS: Knowing it will greatly increase your knowledge of how to coordinate Knights and Bishops, and will never fail to impress all of your chess pals with your impressive endgame skill! For a description of BCE see my blog on endgame books. The old cover is on the right, the new algebraic edition cover on the left. Check out all the other diagrams before proceding to read the main one demonstrating the forced mating procedure (it's impossible to put diagrams below other diagrams once you start writing a blog)


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