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  1. 04 May '07 08:45
    anyone who would like to practice this against me? We can do it with both colours...
  2. 04 May '07 10:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    anyone who would like to practice this against me? We can do it with both colours...
    Yes I will...I tried to send you the challenge but you're settings are for higher rated players...maybe you could send the challenge(s) to me.
  3. 04 May '07 23:12
    Originally posted by vipiu
    anyone who would like to practice this against me? We can do it with both colours...
    Fritz and other chessbase programs have this ending built in and let you play either side if you want to practise. A few online sites allow this also.

    For Fritz though, you might want to set it to resign late because it keeps resigning half way before the mate
  4. 07 May '07 02:29
    Why bother with B+N V K? It takes far too much effort for the very little (if any) reward it gives other than bragging rights...
  5. 07 May '07 05:14
    Force ur opponent to a corner. If the corner square colour is the opposite colour of ur bishop, you have to go through like 15 moves of quadrant traps and all...
  6. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    07 May '07 05:17
    Game 3343027

    He had to help me along with it occasionally, but I still think I could pull it off now...
  7. 07 May '07 08:58
    there was a thread on this topic a while ago that had a site i found to be extremely helpful. someone want to repost the link?

    btw it might not be a bad idea for RHP to create some sticky threads that keep repeating (maybe in another forum?)
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 May '07 11:18
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    Why bother with B+N V K? It takes far too much effort for the very little (if any) reward it gives other than bragging rights...
    it teaches piece coordination and trains your board vision. if you can't do it off the bat (and nobody can), you're lacking on those areas.
  9. 07 May '07 14:04
    Hi,

    Vipiu, I would love the opportunity to practice B+N with you.

    Agnes, I dont know the link you are looking for but I think I have two good looks. I thought the Wikipedia's link was not bad here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_and_knight_checkmate . I would first read the section Driving the king from the "safe" corner to the mating corner and input the passive defense and active defense in your computer. Here is the link I learned from 2 to 3 years ago http://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/Endings/matekbnk.htm

    Right now I can win with this ending on CM 9000 and www.Chessmagnetschool.com's toolbox. Now to play another human would give me another element and their might be another computer that might make it harder. I will admit there are nuances I dont know about this ending.

    But the way I learned to win with the computer is I leared two patterns and tested it out with CM 9000. One were the king does not run out of its rank and one were the king does.

    I hope the links I put down helps or you find what you are looking for.

    Parag
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 May '07 14:09
    Originally posted by paragshah36
    ...I thought the Wikipedia's link was not bad here it is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_and_knight_checkmate ... Here is the link I learned from 2 to 3 years ago http://www.exeterchessclub.org.uk/Endings/matekbnk.htm
    here's another link on how to do it. I tried to be as detailed as possible:

    http://burncastleburn.blogspot.com/2006/12/mating-with-knb-vs-k.html
  11. 07 May '07 14:17
    Originally posted by aginis
    there was a thread on this topic a while ago that had a site i found to be extremely helpful. someone want to repost the link?

    btw it might not be a bad idea for RHP to create some sticky threads that keep repeating (maybe in another forum?)
    Here's the link to the B+N+K vs K Tournament thread, which has a link to the tutorial thread: Thread 39422
  12. 07 May '07 14:53
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Here's the link to the B+N+K vs K Tournament thread, which has a link to the tutorial thread: Thread 39422
    i'm reposting the link

    http://www.chessdryad.com/education/menagerie
  13. 08 May '07 03:25
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Game 3343027

    He had to help me along with it occasionally, but I still think I could pull it off now...
    It almost took you 50 moves! Two more and it'd be a draw