MP-996

  In a similar position with the edge pawns, the knight has much less maneuvering space, which can be fatal. In the diagram position, White wins easily on the move with 1. Bd6!, taking the last square away from the knight. Black is in zugwzang and has to give up the knight or enter a...


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MP-995

  5.4. The bishop and two pawns against the knight Due to the greater mobility of the bishop compared to the knight, this endgames are – in general – easier to win  than the ones with the knight and two pawns against the bishop. Due to the bishop’s main  drawback – “single-colourness” – the knight...


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MP-974

  The biggest drawing chances exist in positions where the stronger side’s pieces are tied to the defence of the pawns and can’t support their advance. A typical example with the king “cut-off” and the knight “tied” is shown on the following diagram. White can’t win on the move because his knight is tied to...


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