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  1. 05 Feb '14 16:53
    I recently played a game where my opponent resigned in this position.



    Now I must admit I was disappointed because I have never in my entire life got to play a game out with a bishop and knight endgame. But I don't blame my opponent for resigning. So if there are any decent takers I'd love to try it mainly for the heck of it.

    Thx.
  2. 05 Feb '14 18:24
    Unfortunately you are unlikely to get many challenges with blocks in place:
    >2000
    < 12 games in progress (for you)
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    05 Feb '14 18:41
    White to move, I assume. No chance: White cannot hold both pawns. It's doom.

  4. 05 Feb '14 18:59 / 1 edit
    Sorry, didn't think about the blocks. I'll change them and if you want to resend a matchup let me know. Thx.

    K.T.

    P.S. And yes, it is white to move.
  5. 05 Feb '14 20:50
    The bishop and knight endgame is quite fun against tablebases or just strong chess engine. Unlike the queen against rook endgame which looks random at times.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Feb '14 21:11
    Originally posted by Mihai
    The bishop and knight endgame is quite fun against tablebases or just strong chess engine. Unlike the queen against rook endgame which looks random at times.
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Why make a human be your b!tch when you've got engines?
  7. 06 Feb '14 02:22
    Got a game going now, so no need to challenge me anymore. Thx!
  8. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    06 Feb '14 06:33
    Originally posted by King Tiger
    Got a game going now, so no need to challenge me anymore. Thx!
    I'll tag along and see how it goes.
  9. 06 Feb '14 12:34
    "Got a game going now, so no need to challenge me anymore. Thx!."

    So no peeking at Moonbus's orginal analysis.

    That is what you call advice about a PGIP. 'A Potential Game in Progress.' 🙂
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    06 Feb '14 18:03
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Got a game going now, so no need to challenge me anymore. Thx!."

    So no peeking at Moonbus's orginal analysis.

    That is what you call advice about a PGIP. 'A Potential Game in Progress.' 🙂
    OK, it was only potential analysis for a potential set-up position....
  11. 06 Feb '14 18:08
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "Got a game going now, so no need to challenge me anymore. Thx!."

    So no peeking at Moonbus's orginal analysis.

    That is what you call advice about a PGIP. 'A Potential Game in Progress.' 🙂
    Move one of the game diverted from moonbus's original analysis, so I think we are off to a good start. However, I hadn't thought of potential games in progress. For anyone interested in watching the struggle, here is the link-

    Game 10462345
  12. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    06 Feb '14 19:07
    Originally posted by King Tiger
    Move one of the game diverted from moonbus's original analysis, so I think we are off to a good start. However, I hadn't thought of potential games in progress. For anyone interested in watching the struggle, here is the link-

    Game 10462345
    Your opponent looks to be stronger than me anyway, so maybe he will improve on my analysis.
  13. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    07 Feb '14 07:24
    Point of order: when does the 50-move rule start counting? Now, or after the last pawn is off the board?
  14. 07 Feb '14 07:43
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Point of order: when does the 50-move rule start counting? Now, or after the last pawn is off the board?
    After the last pawn is off the board in this particular game-the 50 move rule applies only if the one claiming the rule can show record of moves and if no pawn or piece has been captured for 50 moves. I think this is a standard definition.
  15. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    07 Feb '14 12:08
    Thanks for clarifying the rule.

    So, the house cat [prrr] vs. the jungle tiger [grrr] ...