MP-1041

  Clear, open diagonals are crucial for the bishop’s activity. When he is restricted by his own pawn, unbelievable scenarios are possible (as we have seen in examples 1019. and 1020.). Quite amazing is the case in which the centralized knight dominates the bishop with the b-pawn on its initial  square. This was demonstrated by...


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MP-1038

  b) The knight dominates the bishop In endgames with one passed pawn where the play is, in general, led on both flanks, the knight is rarely superior to the bishop. The domination most requently arises as a consequence of the clumsy piece placement, when the centralized knight prevents the  misplaced bishop from becoming active....


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