Q-467

  The farther the black pieces are from the edge of the board, the more complex is the win and it takes more time as driving the enemy pieces towards the edge goes very slowly. By research with the help of the “omniscient” Tablebase, one can discover an extraordinary impenetrable position in which a bishop...


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  If we move the position from the previous example one file to the right, the problems in realizing the advantage are multiplied many times over. Black has a lot more maneuvering space and can resist the White’s tries to push him to the edge of the board for a long time. However, White can...


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Q-464

  QUEEN AGAINST TWO BISHOPS In these endings, we are in for a big surprise. The bishop pair is much weaker in efending the king than the two knights. The queen almost always wins against two ishops, though they control the space much better. The reason is that they have one big flaw – they...


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